Lane Cove West Public School was non-operational on Monday 26 July 2021 due to a positive COVID-19 case. The school reopened after deep cleaning on 27 July 2021.
On 25th July 2021, the NSW Department of Education advised a student at Lane Cove West Public School has tested positive for COVID-19.
The school will be non-operational effective today (and possibly tomorrow) for the on-site attendance of staff and visitors to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning.
The Helping Hands OOSH will also be non-operational at this time.
All students and staff are asked to self-isolate until they receive further advice.
NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or if you develop any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness to be tested. The closest testing facilities to Lane Cove with the quickest turnaround times are listed here.
Student at School Tuesday and Wednesday Last Week
Late yesterday Lane Cove West Public School’s principal sent out the following message advising parents “the student was in attendance on Tuesday (20th July) and Wednesday (21st July), so if you were on school site you will, at the very least, be a casual contact. That means you must get a test and stay home until you get a negative result. ”
She also stated: “I can confirm that approximately 25 students will be identified as a close contact, as well as some staff.”
See below the email sent to parents and carers last night:
What is a Close Contact and What Do I Need to Do?
What is a Casual Contact and What Do I Need to Do?
Full Fact Sheet here.
Message to Lane Cove West Public School Parents
A message to Lane Cove West Public School Parents stated:
“The NSW Department of Education will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained.
The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to.
While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community.”
Lane Cove West Student Tested Positive in June 2020
A seven-year-old (Year 2) student at Lane Cove West Public School tested positive on 24 June 2020. At that time the Minister for Health applauded the Lane Cove West Public-School community for coming forward to be tested so quickly.
We hope that the student recovers quickly and send our thoughts to the parents of the student.