Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page last updated:  1 March 2023

The health and wellbeing of our community has always been at the forefront of how we have navigated the COVID pandemic and this, along with following the Government guidelines, has seen us avoid any large outbreaks. COVID is still with us and our staff, families and students continue to be impacted in small numbers.

With the care of each other in mind, we would ask that you continue to do the following if your child is unwell with COVID and/or has acute respiratory symptoms:

  • Keep your child at home until acute respiratory symptoms have disappeared and they’ve gone at least 24 hours without a fever without using fever reducing painkillers – this applies to COVID and other flu like illnesses
  • If your child has mild symptoms and has tested positive to COVID, please keep them home until all symptoms have disappeared
  • If your child is well enough to return to school within 7 days of testing positive, and is symptom free, we ask that they wear a mask until the 7 day period has expired
  • Let us know when your child has COVID so we can advise anyone they’ve been in close contact with (this helps us to minimise large outbreaks, consider implications for OE camps as examples)

 You can read more about what to do if you have COVID here and what to do after you have COVID here.

 We thank everyone for your ongoing kind and considered care of each other.

Previous Updates (2020, 2021 and 2022)

Update: October 2022

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our community we have continued to follow advice from government agencies and global organisations.

As of 14 October 2022 there are no longer any mandatory isolation periods when testing positive for COVID. We are strongly recommending, consistent with Queensland Health recommendations, that any staff, students, and other community members who have symptoms or test positive to COVID-19:

  • stay home until acute respiratory symptoms have passed; and
  • wear a face mask for at least 7 days after a COVID-19 positive test when indoors or if unable to physically distance outdoors.

Taking these steps not only assists your personal wellbeing and recovery but restricts exposure and demonstrates respect for others in the Hillbrook community.

COVID-19 Update 8/21

31 July 2021

COVID-19 Update 7/21

22 July 2021

COVID-19 Update 6/21

28 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 5/21

17 June 2021

COVID 19 Update 4/2021

29 March 2021

COVID-19 Update 3/21

28 March 2021

COVID-19 Update 2/21

26 March 2021

COVID-19 Update 1/21

14 March 2021

Start of 2021 Information

22 January 2021

2020 Hillbrook Updates

COVID-19 Update 21

20 August 2020

COVID-19 Update 20

31 July 2020

COVID-19 Update 19

29 July 2020

COVID-19 Update 18

29 July 2020

COVID-19 Update 17

10 July 2020

COVID-19 Help@Hillbrook

20 May 2020

COVID-19 Update 10

15 April 2020

COVID-19 Update 6

18 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 2

4 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 16

3 July 2020

COVID-19 Update 13

6 May 2020

COVID-19 Update 9

3 April 2020

COVID-19 Update 5

15 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 1

30 January 2020

COVID-19 Update 15

10 June 2020

COVID-19 Update 12

5 May 2020

COVID-19 Update 8

25 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 4

12 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 14

22 May 2020

COVID-19 Update 11

24 April 2020

COVID-19 Update 7

22 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 3

Updated 21 March