Covid-19 Update

Student Attendance at School

All students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 are expected to attend School on site, unless they are directed to stay at home as per current health advice.

Students must not attend School if:

  • They have any, however mild, cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or sense of smell)
  • They have been tested for COVID-19 and have not yet received their test result
  • They have been directed by NSW health to self-isolate
  • They have tested positive for COVID-19
  • They are a designated close contact. The student must get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result
  • Someone in their household has symptoms of COVID-19. The household member should be tested and if they are negative, the student can then return to school.

All Meriden families are encouraged to monitor the NSW Health website and adhere to the advice as appropriate.

Restricted Access for Parents and Visitors

Parents are not permitted to enter the school grounds unless prior arrangement has been made with the relevant campus Administration Office. 

Parents are asked to maintain physical distancing requirements at all times and to avoid gathering outside the school gates.

When dropping off and collecting their daughters, parents should follow the procedures for the relevant campus. 

Uniform Shop

Appointments for the Uniform Shop are available from 10 January 2022. Appointments can be made via www.schoolinterviews.com.au using the code 5usv4

As the Uniform Shop is a retail venue, parents must be fully vaccinated to enter the shop. If this presents a problem for any family, please contact the Uniform Shop via email at uniform@meriden.nsw.edu.au

Vaccinations

It is mandatory for all staff at the School to be fully vaccinated.

The School strongly encourages all students eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to do so. Vaccinations for students aged from 5 - 11 years will be available from January 2022.

Details about vaccination eligibility and bookings are available here

Useful Links

NSW Health Covid-19 Vaccination information

NSW Health Covid-19 Locations, Cases and Alerts

NSW Health Covid-19 Clinics

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Covid-19 Advice

NESA HSC Key Dates