Parents Voice in Government School Education

New Covid/flu wave in schools: PV media comment

PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in a recent Herald-Sun article about predictions of a wave of Covid and flu affecting schools in Term 3.

According to the article, “Schools are expecting a school holiday Covid and flu wave to leave classrooms half full as term three returns on Monday… and a spike in Covid cases in schools at the start of the school holidays have forced principals to scramble for additional casual relief teachers (CRTs) in case more existing temporary staff are struck off sick.”

Gail McHardy said she was “pleased to hear the Victorian Government were still making available free rapid antigen test kits for school students as we navigate the remainder of winter with ongoing covid/influenza outbreaks”.

“It’s a useful reminder to all families and schools as we hit the school half year mark and school resumes next week, to take good care of each other and keep communication lines open between home and school.”

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