Guidelines for Parents reporting COVID positive students

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.
Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Students should continue with twice-a-week rapid antigen testing on school days.
Students who have recovered from COVID-19 do not need to participate in surveillance testing for 30 days after their isolation period has ended.
For information on symptoms visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/symptoms-and-risks.
For more information on how to get tested visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19.
If your child returns a positive result, your child has COVID-19.

  1. You must quarantine your child for seven days
  2. You must advise the school about the positive result
  3. Your child must stay home until their symptoms have resolved and they are well
  4. Everyone in your household is a close contact and must isolate for 7 days.

Reporting your child’s positive test
If your child was at school when they were infectious you need to report the positive case through the Student COVID-19 Test Portal or you can notify the school in writing or by phone.
You must also report your child’s positive test to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form or call centre on 1800 675 398.
Further information for languages other than English

  1. For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450
  2. Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret. 
  3. For translated written information about COVID-19, please visit: Translated information about COVID-19 | Coronavirus Victoria.
  4. For health advice in languages other than English, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19

 
Financial support available to people affected by COVID-19:
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General advice and support
For general advice and support please call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663.
You can also contact the school: 9531 9566
Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria, or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398