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Please be advised that as a result of the COVID outbreak in the northern suburbs,

Thomas More College will be closed up to and including Friday November 27.

Doctors from SA Health and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed the following details:
Every person currently in quarantine (staff, students and their household families) must be tested this week; the recently diagnosed positive case from the Parafield Cluster after two negative tests remind us of the importance of this.  Both Organisations have heard our concerns about last week's delays in testing for our TMC community.  To hopefully ease congestion, the Doctors have said that SA Health will SMS everyone at the school on Wednesday providing to the option to be tested on Thursday at the new Smithfield or Parafield testing centres and that test results should then by back by the Friday (please note this advice comes from SA Health).  SA Health have said letting the Centres know you are from TMC may even further speed up this process.  You may still choose to get tested on the Wednesday if you wish.  These are the options that are available and you may choose as to what works best for you and your family.
Quarantine as per updated advice which is also currently available on the Government website for the Parafield Cluster,  quarantine ends as follows:
o If students  were last onsite on the Thursday 12th, then they and families  are to remain in quarantine until 11.59pm Thursday 26th.
o If students  were onsite on the Friday 13th, then you are to remain in quarantine until 11.59pm Friday 27th.
Release from Quarantine- can only occur once there has been conformation of negative results from this second test. 
This may influence when you and your families choose to get tested.

All information on COVID-19 is sourced from CESA information and the following websites:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

https://cesa.catholic.edu.au/

https://www.cesa.catholic.edu.au/news/alerts

https://www.cesa.catholic.edu.au/news/media

https://www.education.sa.gov.au/

https://www.health.gov.au/

Translated Resources:- SA Health/COVIDtranslated.

 

Please follow these sites for regular updates and if you or your family display any symptoms, please adhere to the Government's directive to self isolate and contact a health professional.

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