A private school in Daisy Hill has confirmed one of its students has tested positive to coronavirus.
John Paul College Principal Karen Spiller shared the news with parents in a letter.
“We have been advised by the Metro South Public Health Unit that a Secondary student from John Paul College has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” Ms Spiller said.
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She stressed that there was no need to fear, as the student did not attend campus while sick or infected.
“This student has been assessed by Metro South Public Health Unit and the advice of Queensland Health is ‘This person did not attend the school whilst unwell or infectious’ and ‘No further actions required for the school community in relation to this person with confirmed COVID-19 at this time'”.
John Paul College is one of Queensland’s largest independent Early Learning to Year Twelve co-educational day and boarding colleges.
Ms Spiller confirmed Friday would now be a pupil-free day and that all classes would be moved to online from Monday, allowing students to learn from home.
It comes after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace announced this morning that all schools across Queensland will go student-free from Monday.
Schools will still remain open, however only for parents who are essential workers and vulnerable children.