Covid-19 Update


​3 August 2021 - UPDATE

​Dear parents and carers,

Thank you for your patience as we have begun preparations for online learning during the current lockdown.

Due to the extension of the lockdown until 4pm Sunday 8 August 2021, the following arrangements will remain in place:

  • Only students of essential workers or vulnerable students can continue to attend school for supervised learning.
  • Remote learning will be available for all other students.

This is an unfortunate but necessary precaution to minimise community transmission of COVID-19. I therefore ask once again that, as a school community, we work together to support each other.

Your child's teacher will continue to be your main point of contact during this time. However, if you have any specific concerns, please contact the school to discuss this further.

In addition to materials provided by your child's teacher, students are also able to access a range of educational resources on the department's learning@home website.

The tuckshop, all sports and extracurricular activities will be cancelled or postponed. Our onsite Outside Schools Hours Care will remain closed except for children of essential workers and vulnerable children.

It is important that we all continue to follow COVID-safe practices including physical distancing and wearing face masks throughout this period.

I encourage you to continue to refer to the information on the Queensland Health website.

If you, or a member of your family, is feeling unwell or displaying known symptoms of COVID-19 please get tested, stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.

I will continue to provide updates as they become available via our school website. I once again thank all parents and carers for your support during this lockdown and we look forward to bringing our whole school community back together again as soon as we are able to safely do so.

Yours sincerely

Beth Petersen


Durack State School​




1 August 2021

Dear parents and caregivers

I am writing to provide you with updated information regarding COVID-19.

The health, safety and welfare of your children, our students, continues to be our priority.

Fortunately, we do not have any confirmed cases at our school and should this change I will update our school community as soon as possible. At this stage the 3 day lock down is due to cease at 4.00pm on Tuesday 3 August. The following arrangements are in place for Durack State School for Monday 2 August and Tuesday 3 August:​

  • Schools are considered essential services.
  • Only students of essential workers can attend school on Monday 2 August and Tuesday 3 August.
  • Students of non-essential workers will have access to remote learning from Tuesday 3 August. Remote learning at Durack State School will be on the Seesaw platform and more information can be found on our website  A text message with log-in codes will be sent out on the 2nd August 2021.
  • As an added precaution all staff in all schools will wear masks.

I understand, however, there may be some concern over the latest health alerts and the potential impact on our school community. Please be assured that our school has been taking all appropriate precautions regarding health and hygiene and we will continue to take the advice of Queensland Health.

We are working closely with the public health authorities and our own Department of Education to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have any concerns please contact the school on 3714 2666.

We all have a role to play to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you or any members of your household develop symptoms or feel unwell, please isolate and get tested.

Further information including interstate hotspots, contact tracing alerts, symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek medical advice and prevention, can be found via Queensland Health.

 Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Beth Petersen


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Last reviewed 03 August 2021
Last updated 03 August 2021