COVID-19

Somers Camp, peninsula schools visited by Covid cases

Mount Martha Primary advised families on Sunday that a positive case had attended the school on Wednesday, November 10, Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12.As a result about 25 Year 3 students have returned to remote learning until at least Thursday, possibly longer.The class also attended Somers Camp on Wednesday, November 10 along with at least four parent helpers.The school has told families with children and parents deemed primary close contacts to get tested immediately and isolate.The Department of Health has also contacted close primary contacts with similar instructions including advice to continue isolating even after a negative result is received.No time limit was placed on the quarantine period.“The Department of Health will be in contact with you via SMS in the coming days regarding next steps,” the message states.The parent volunteers for the camp excursion were double-vaxxed and identified as medium-risk contacts, however they were still required to get tested immediately and isolate until they received further advice.Somers Camp has been contacted by Leader.Woodleigh School’s Frankston South junior campus has also been disrupted by an active case.An entire year level comprising two classes at the Minimbah campus has returned to remote learning after a student tested positive last week.A school spokesman said the school had notified all primary close contacts and was following Department of Health protocols. Covid OUTBREAK HIT PENINSULA SCHOOLSDromana Primary was closed on Monday after a positive case attended the school on Friday, November 5.The school advised parents, carers and staff that potential primary close contacts would be informed on Monday.People identified as close contacts should get tested immediately and limit their movements outside the home, a statement from the school said.The Department of Health would contact those affected and inform them of their required quarantine time, the school said.Other family members were not required to quarantine.Families attending St Mary’s Primary School in Hastings posted online that the school had been exposed to the virus on Wednesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 4.There are 261 active cases on the Mornington Peninsula, an increase of 20 since Sunday.At least 95 per cent of residents have had their first vaccine and 91.2 per cent have had both [email protected]

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