Two more schools in Sydney’s east have been put on high alert after multiple pupils tested positive for COVID-19.
Four students at South Coogee Public School have received positive tests for the virus, as well as reports of another positive case in a pupil at Emanuel School in Randwick.
Over 500 students at South Coogee Public School have been instructed to isolate for two weeks (the whole school holiday break).
Since school holidays are underway, on-site learning has not been affected.
“It brings the total number of students at South Coogee Public School with confirmed positive tests to four,” a spokesman for the NSW Department of Education said.
“Based on the additional cases and because there are a number of interactions between children in different year groups, NSW Health has updated its advice.
“All students are now close contacts and must have been tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of a negative test result.”
“Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students at all times.”
There have also been reports that a student at Emanuel School Randwick has tested positive after the principal sent out an email alert to parents on Sunday night.