Gold Coast schools to reopen after updated advice

All Gold Coast state schools will reopen on Wednesday after officials backflipped on advice to keep kids at home.

On Monday, dozens of Gold Coast schools asked parents not to send kids to school for the remainder of the week if possible after a large number of teachers were caught up in the Brisbane lockdown.

But Queensland Health has since clarified that teachers, teachers aides and cleaners who live or have been in the Greater Brisbane region are essential workers and are able to return to the classroom.


Parents have been sent updated information today.

“Thank you for your support of our school community over the last two days during the 3 day lockdown in Greater Brisbane,” a note sent to parents of Biggera Waters State School read.

“I am pleased to confirm following advice from Queensland Health our school will be open to all students from tomorrow Wednesday 31 March 2021 as all school staff are considered essential workers.

“Please be assured that all staff will continue to take the necessary precautions to ensure the health safety and well-being of students, staff and the broader school community.”

A number of schools have postponed other events including sporting carnivals.