Three Canberra school campuses affected by COVID-19 exposures | Canberra Times


Three more school sites have been hit by COVID-19 exposures in the first week, returning to full capacity. St Anthony’s Parish Primary School in Wanniassa, Gordon Primary School and Wanniassa School senior campus have all had a positive case of COVID-19 on campus in recent days. It comes after a cluster on the Wanniassa School junior campus grew to 17 cases on Wednesday. One case has been identified in Gordon Primary. The school is open to anyone who does not need to be quarantined. All close contacts have been identified and notified. At St Anthony’s Parish Primary School, all close contacts have been identified and notified. The positive cause attended the school on Monday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The school was cleaned overnight and open Thursday for people not affected. There has been at least one case identified on the Wanniassa School senior campus. The Wanniassa School junior campus will remain closed for the rest of the week, and a pop-up test site will open there on Thursday. The Southern Canberra Gymnastics Center in Wanniassa has been listed as a close contact exposure venue on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said there was concern that the virus could continue to spread in Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and further afield. “I think it’s clearly a concern,” she said. “Most of the cases that have been identified so far in relation to the Wanniassa junior school campus are transmissions that appear to have occurred on the school campus. There are very few household contacts yet identified, or very few household contact cases yet. has been identified. “But we certainly expect [as] we have seen in other clusters that there will be additional household transmission, and that is probably what we are waiting to see now is how much of the transmission has already happened and which may then have been forwarded. “She urged people who felt uncomfortable staying home from work, keeping their children home from school and being tested.Queanbeyan Public School is also closed Thursday for contact detection.Queanbeyan West and Queanbeyan South Public Schools were hit by COVID-19 cases in the last A COVID-19 case also attended Ainslie School on Monday 25 October and Tuesday 26 October, but Health Director Kerryn Coleman said on Wednesday that the virus did not appear to have spread to that school.READ MORE: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access, however, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able to, please subscribe e her. If you are already a subscriber, apply for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:



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