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SGMAA & CORONAVIRUS

SGMAA are actively working to ensure our students and staff are learning and teaching in a safe environment.

 

The owners of SGMAA are currently working with the Department of Education and the Ministry of Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. We are actively working to limit any exposure of the virus to our school.

We have introduced multiple hand sanitiser points at both SGMAA branches to encourage students, parents and teachers to keep their hands constantly sanitised and help avoid the spread of the virus.

 

All shared training gear will be regularly wiped down with disinfectant wipes after each class by our team.

 

Students who sneeze openly (and without covering their mouth) will be sent to the bathroom to sanitise their hands and warned against this behaviour. Should the behaviour continue we will contact their parents and send them home on the basis of virus/germ control and failing to comply with SGMAA Novel Coronavirus Management Policy.

 

We have implemented the following protocol into our school in-line with the Department of Educations recommendation:

 

We have sent an SMS broadcast out to every single member of SGMAA advising them of our Novel Coronavirus Management Policy and the role each and every one of us play in ensuring a safe and virus free learning environment.

Students that have been in contact with anyone who has travelled to China in the last 14 days are asked to place their membership on hold immediately and refrain from coming to SGMAA branches until they have successfully made it out of the 14 day maximum incubation period without any symptoms of the virus.

 

You can place your membership on hold by simply calling 1800 13 15 17 and pressing option #2 (existing members). The above protocol is in-line with the Department of Educations recommendation by the NSW Minister of Health.

 

In the interest of prioritising the health and welfare of our students and our community, the following protocols will be in place to start the new year until further notice.

If you have visited China during the holidays, please refrain from sending your child(ren) to any SGMAA branch until they have been checked and cleared by a doctor. During this time, you should be alert for symptoms related to a fever or other respiratory symptoms.

 

A doctor’s certificate will be required prior to them returning to school.

 

Please contact the school directly if this is the case on 1800 13 15 17.

If you have not visited China, but your child(ren) are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please refrain from sending them to school until they have recovered and have been checked and cleared by a doctor.

Please advise the school immediately if you become aware of your child(ren) having been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus. We are relying heavily on our members to take serious care and focus on this matter.

If our teachers suspect your child exhibits any visible symptoms we will contact the child's parent and ask they be collected and removed from the school immediately as an added safety precaution.

The Infection Control guidelines are available at:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/inside-the-department/health-and-safety/risk-management/infection-control

 

NSW Health Information

Factsheet: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

FAQs: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

NSW Novel Coronavirus Statistics

30 January 2020 4pm

Cases confirmed 4​ (see below)

Cases under investigation 20

Cases cleared​​ 50

Of the four confirmed cases, two patients have been discharged, a 53 year old male and a 35 year old male.

Two patients remain in hospital, a 21 year old female and a 43 year old male.

For daily updates on this matter visit: 

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20200130_02.aspx

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Posted 23/3/20

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