Yass Public School reopens after deep-clean

Yass Public School reopens after a community member tests positive to COVID-19

Yass Public School reopened on Wednesday, a day after a community member tests positive to COVID-19.

The school was made non-operational Tuesday, September 14 for the onsite attendance of staff and students after a member of the community tested positive to COVID-19.

School principal Michelle Fahey issued a statement today that the NSW Department of Education 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 close contacts of the confirmed case," the statement reads.

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"The students and staff identified as close contacts have been notified and asked to self-isolate for the required period.

"The school has been thoroughly cleaned and our school will be operational from Wednesday, September 15 for any child who is unable to learn from home.

"The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to."

On Tuesday, school students and staff members were asked to self-isolate shortly after students returned to classrooms the day before.

Stay-at-home order were issued for Yass Valley Council area on September 13 after a COVID-19 positive case was detected. The stay-at-home orders will apply to all those who live in the Yass Valley Council area or have been there on or after September 9.

The new restrictions were introduced from 12.01am Tuesday, September 14 for two weeks.

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) was notified of venues of concern associated with the positive COVID case in Yass.

The Yass venues are -

  • Yass ALDI - 193 Comur Street Thursday, September 9 from 7am to 2.30pm; Friday, September 10 from 7am to 10am; Saturday, September 11 from 6am to 9am.
  • Yass Woolworths - corner Comur and Polding Streets Thursday, September 9 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm; Sunday, September 12 from 8.30am to 9.30am.
  • Yass Caltex - 1715 Yass Valley Way Friday, September 10 from 8.30am to 8.35am.
  • Yass Dominoes - 63 Laidlaw Street, Saturday, September 11 from 1.10pm to 1.20pm.
  • Yass Mobil - 44 Comur Street Friday, September10 from 6.15am to 6.20am.

Venues of concern are regularly updated on the SNSWLHD website.

NSW Health has requested 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.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW and a full list is available here.