Schools and preschools across South Australia have welcomed students back into the classroom for term 2 learning.
Advice from Professor Nicola Spurrier and her team, as well as the AHPPC, has remained consistent that schools, preschools and early childhood facilities are low risk environments and should remain open.
The Department for Education said in a statement that physically attending school provides a better learning environment for young people, with access to specialist facilities and more opportunities to talk with teachers and fellow students.
The statement continued to say teachers, educators and support staff have been true community leaders during this unprecedented time, and will continue to be pivotal in supporting our children and their families when they return to school today.
Strong protocols will remain in place for a minimum 24-hour closure in instances where a positive test for coronavirus is received by a student or staff member who has been attending school or preschool. This will give SA health time to contact anyone at risk and to undertake a deep clean of the site.
SA Department of Education will continue to follow the latest public health advice and will act accordingly if advice changes.