25 Mar 2020
Schools are open and no student will be turned away. Parents have been encouraged to keep their children at home if possible.
Schools will remain open for parents who want their children to attend irrespective of their profession or working arrangements.
The decision to keep schools open has been made based on advice from NSW Health, which has not changed.
The department will provide continuity of learning for all students both on and off campus and the Premier, for practical reasons, has encouraged parents to keep their children at home if they could.
Schools will communicate directly with parents on what learning options are available using their communication methods such as the school website, newsletters, emails and other online tools.
- Get up-to-date information about the department's response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
- Explore the department's learning from home resources for teachers and parents to support both online and offline learning for all students.