← UPDATED Advice on Coronavirus
Greater Brisbane Region Lockdown
As you will be aware, the Queensland Government has announced a 3-day lockdown from 5pm Monday 29 March 2021 to 5pm Thursday 1st April 2021 for the Greater Brisbane area due to a number of locally acquired COVID-19 cases. This area includes the Local Government Areas of Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich and Moreton Bay.
As the College is located outside of this area, we will continue to operate as normal and continue operating at Action Level 1 – COVID Normal.
Whilst we are operating at Action Level 1 – COVID Normal, there are various elements of this lockdown that do affect us as a College.
Anyone who has been in the aforementioned areas since Saturday 20 March are expected to follow the advice per Government advice:
As a school, mask wearing is not required by staff when with students. If you need to come onsite and indoors, please wear a mask as per the advice given. If you are outside and can suitably physically distance, then a mask is not required at this stage. Over the next three days, I would encourage parents and carers use the drop off/pick up area.
We recognise there may be some disruptions to operations of College over the next few days due to the impact this may have on staffing. Please understand that we will be doing everything we can to ensure learning will continue as normal.
COVID Industry Plan 2021 - 'Normal Operations'
Given the nature of 2020 and navigating through the COVID restrictions on the community, I am taking this opportunity to ensure all families are aware of what resumption of 'normal operations' at BCC looks like in 2021.
The College is observing the COVID Industry Plan 2021, implemented by the Qld Department of Education. This plan models decision-making for the actions required during 4 levels of a possible COVID outbreak. The College is undertaking 'business as normal' at this point in time (Action Level 1 - COVID Normal). It is acknowledged that at any time this situation could change and the College will comply with the plan and will keep the community abreast of any changes as they arise.
Please familiarise yourself with the expectations of parents when on College grounds:
Parents are requested to:
- Observe social distancing at all times: e.g. 1.5m distance from one another
- Practice good hygiene (sneezing, coughing into the elbow) and regularly washing hands
- Do not come onto the grounds if you are unwell
- Note that hand sanitiser usage is not required, however continues to be recommended
Volunteers are still required to sign in and complete the approved COVID form at either the Junior School or Main Receptions.
To accommodate your attendance on College grounds, we ask that parents please observe the following:
- All parents are asked to leave the College by 8:50am so as to limit distractions for students as they commence their day's learning
- Junior School finishing time will return to 3:00pm
- Please refrain from arriving at the College earlier than 2:45pm for pick up.