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Masks, tests and more: Back to school in the Armidale region explained

Updated January 26 2022 - 11:41am, first published 11:30am

Quick facts:

  • RATs will be supplied by the schools
  • All primary and secondary school staff are required to wear surgical masks indoors.
  • No parents, carers or visitors will be allowed on school sites until further notice with exceptions, see below.
  • It is recommend students take a RAT twice a week on mornings before attending school. It is not mandatory however.

As we approach the start of the first school term of the year in NSW, some parents are confused about the rules and expectations surrounding their child's return to school. So we have compiled a simple guide with information from NSW Health and Department of Education (DET) to help clear up any unanswered questions.

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