Sydney school shuts after student returns positive result

St Charles Catholic Primary School will move to remote learning for the rest of the term (ABC News/Josh Bavas)

Sydney Catholic Schools has confirmed that a year 3 student at St Charles Catholic Primary School in Waverley has returned a preliminary positive result for COVID-19.

The primary school student was listed as a mystery case, with the other nine cases identified in Sydney yesterday having known links to previous cases.

In a statement, Sydney Catholic Schools said it was working closely with the New South Wales Ministry of Health to communicate advice to parents. The school will commence remote learning for the remaining three days of term two.

“It is anticipated the school will reopen with face-to-face learning at the beginning of Term 3 and we will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to and continue to liaise closely with our parent community,” the statement said.

The NSW Government also announced new rules, making face masks mandatory when visiting churches in the following local government areas, all within the Sydney Archdiocese: Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.


Confirmed case Waverley 22 June 2021 (Sydney Catholic Schools)

Coronavirus updates (Sydney Archdiocese)


Mystery COVID-19 infection in eastern suburbs school as NSW records 10 new local cases (Sydney Morning Herald)

NSW records 10 new cases of Covid-19 as Bondi cluster grows to 21 (Daily Telegraph

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