If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.

If your child does show symptoms of COVID-19, they can NOT attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

If your child returns a positive result:

  • Your child must quarantine for seven days
  • Please advise the school about the positive result
  • Your child must stay home until their symptoms have resolved and they are well
  • Everyone in your household is a close contact and must isolate for 7 days

Important Links:

  • For information on symptoms visit: .
  • You must also report your child’s positive test to the Department of Health via the or call centre on 1800 675 398.
  • Information about COVID-19 Vaccination for children and teenagers:
  • For practical tips on managing covid-19 at home:
  • Information about how to do a test and how to read RAT results, including a how-to video translated into 33 languages, is .
  • For general advice and support please call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663
  • Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: , or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398

Further information for languages other than English

  • For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on131 450.
  • For translated written information about COVID-19, please visit: .
  • Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on1800 338 663and they will help interpret.
  • For health advice in languages other than English, visit

Financial support available to people affected by COVID-19:

For more information, visit: