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Newcastle University has published a list of places on its campus that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 has visited in the past two weeks. “All affected students and staff have been contacted and advised on symptom monitoring, testing and isolation,” UON said in a statement on its website. “We are pleased that thanks to our regulated teams following strict COVID planning protocols, we were able to work quickly with NSW Health on contact tracing to reduce risk.” We support the staff and affected students and know that, especially at this time of year, news of an outbreak can be heartbreaking. Our support teams work to reduce the stress and mental health impacts of emerging cases. “Venues are: This comes as schools close on holidays to inform their communities of possible exposure to cases last week. School Facebook page on Monday a message from the Department of Education, stating that members of the school community have tested positive for the virus and if a child is at school on the 13th and December 14, 15 and 16, they may be affected.” Education NSW advised that students in grades 8 and 11 and staff who worked with this group of students on these dates have been identified as having accidental contact with confirmed cases. The letter said occasional contacts are required to immediately obtain a nasal and throat test (PCR) and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. Young people with each other. This is particularly the case with the alarming new variant Omicron, which in early information shows a 10-fold increase in transmission. “Most people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 will test positive within the first seven days of exposure, with some potentially transmitting for up to 14 days. There are about 9 percent of children who will pass it on to others. Children, with about a third of those during Second week after exposure.” “It is therefore recommended that, as a contact of someone with COVID-19, you consider your personal, family and those circumstances you may be dealing with in managing the risks associated with potential transmission. You should avoid high-risk settings (health care, aged care, correctional facilities) where possible, and take extra precautions around high-risk people including family members, for 14 days after your last exposure. “You should also have another nasal and throat test (PCR) six days after exposure.” Mr McConville said he had been advised that all NSW Department of Education schools only need to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 until Friday 17 December. “Any cases confirmed since Friday (even if the person is at school) are now considered a private health matter and the person should contact NSW Health and follow their advice.” “If Toronto High School needs to do any contact tracing, the NSW Health team and the NSW Department of Education COVID response team will contact me.”

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