A staff member at a Sunshine Coast primary school is in lockdown after coming into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. Photo: File
A staff member at a Sunshine Coast primary school is in lockdown after coming into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. Photo: File

School staffer in lockdown after coronavirus contact

A STAFF member at a Sunshine Coast primary school is in self-isolation after coming in contact with a person confirmed to have coronavirus.

Peregian Springs State School principal Gwen Sands, in an email to parents and caregivers, confirmed the case and how it had impacted the school.

It comes after the Coast had a record day for confirmed cases, with 17 yesterday taking the region's total to 46.

The State Government is under pressure from parents and teachers to close schools, however Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says they will remain open.

MORE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST HERE

The email, which was obtained by the Sunshine Coast Daily, is in full below. .

"I am writing to advise that a staff member of our school community has made the decision to self-isolate for 14 days after exposure with someone associated with the contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19," it reads.

"I would like to reassure you that we currently do not have any confirmed cases at our school, I will update the school community immediately should this change.

"I wanted to assure you that we are following the strict advice of Queensland Health and we will continue to monitor all staff and students as we continue through this prolonged event.

"We will work closely with the Department of Education and Queensland Health and follow their advice should any member of the school community be diagnosed.

"I will continue to keep you up to date as further information becomes available.

"I wanted to make this information available to you so that you can be alert to the active management of this case and so that you were aware of the facts.

"I am advised that there is no need for other students or staff to be isolated at this time.

"Across the state, communities we remain alert to the potential spread of the virus and how it may impact our communities.

"I would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of your children remains our number one priority."


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