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Katoomba Public School

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RAT kit distribution this week

We will be handing out RAT kits to families at the front fence this week on Thursday from 8.30 am to 9.10 am; Thursday from 2.40 pm to 3.00 pm and Friday from 8.30 am to 9.10 am.

If it is raining, we will be undercover just inside the main school gates on Merriwa St.

 From 28 February, students and staff can use their allocation of RATs at their discretion, such as if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

If your child has even mild COVID-19 symptoms, get them tested with a RAT or PCR (nose and throat swab) test.

They must isolate until they receive a negative test result, in line with health protocols.

If symptoms continue, they should stay at home and take another RAT in 24 hours or have a PCR test. If the second RAT or initial PCR test result is negative, or another diagnosis is confirmed such as hay fever, they can return to school.

It is recommended that staff and students that return to school after recovering from COVID-19 do not participate in rapid antigen test surveillance for 28 days (four weeks after recovery) following release from self-isolation. This is due to NSW Health advice that people who have recovered from COVID-19 have a low risk of contracting it again in the following 28 days. After 28 days (from week five after recovery) staff and students may resume participation in RAT surveillance.