Friday 3rd December, 2021. 5pm.
A member of the Wingham High school community has tested positive for COVID-19. NSW Health have promptly assessed the situation and advised that there is no requirement to cease school operations.
The school and NSW Health have been working closely to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained. This work has included identifying contacts of the confirmed case and communicating directly with them regarding their requirement to self-isolate.
NSW Health have advised that students who have taken the Turkey bus (Wingham Bus Company, route 57) on 23 and 24 November, 2021 are a casual contact. These students should get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. Self-isolation means they may only leave or let others into your home in an emergency or to get tested.
Rapid antigen home tests will be available to pick up from the school on Monday following a negative PCR test for relevant students.
NSW Health reminds 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 at one of the COVID-19 testing clinics.
Further information on COVID-19 is available on the NSW Government website.