COVID-19 School Operating Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

Please note that COVID-19 guidelines continue to change. The Armidale School follows the NSW Health Guidelines:

It is no longer a mandatory requirement to isolate if positive and there are no more ‘close’ or ‘household’ contact restrictions.

Students should only be tested if they are not well enough to be at school. Regardless of a negative or positive test, once they are feeling better and free of acute symptoms, in line with the NSW Health advice to schools, they may return to class without restriction. As always, they may choose to wear a mask, but we are not requiring this.

Boarding students do not need to be sent home if mildly unwell or positive for COVID-19. They can remain in boarding (resting in the Medical Centre during the day if needed) until they feel better and then return to school, Heads of House will determine this.

If staying in the Boarding House while positive and symptomatic, students will isolate and use separate bathroom facilities where possible and wear a mask in common areas until symptom-free.

Staff and students are still required to let the School know if they test positive.

Junior School – Mr Scott Chittenden [email protected]

Middle School – Mr Luke Polson [email protected]

Senior School – Mr A J Whalley [email protected]


Additional COVID -19 Resources

NSW Health – COVID-19:

NSW Health – Regional Restrictions (including Armidale):