COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Action Plan | Moreton Bay Boys' College

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Action Plan

The health and wellbeing of our students and every member of our community remains our number one priority. We continue to take advice from the Australian Government and Queensland Health in relation to this matter, including in the event that a member of our community was directly impacted by COVID-19.

What we are doing

College Communications
School protocols
Hygiene measures
At home learning guidelines and student expectations
School trips

College Communications

All emails sent to parents regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

School protocols

  • If a child presents at school with a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19, parents will be advised and requested to collect their child immediately.
  •  Students who are displaying symptoms of being unwell are required to stay at home and NOT participate in any College activity including co-curricular activities. Staff members exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to stay at home and seek medical advice. 
  • Any student or staff member is to remain at home and must follow the guidelines set out by Queensland Health if they or a family member is confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Please refer to our Can I come into the Colleges checklist if you are required to visit the College.


  • The College encourages all our College community to present for a COVID test in accordance with the Governments’ guidelines or when recommended by a medical practitioner.
  • If a student is being tested for COVID-19, we ask that the student not attend the College until they receive their negative result
  • At present, there is no need for students to stay home in the event that a family member is being tested for COVID-19 (unless directed or recommended by Qld Health).  
  • Similarly, staff members being tested for COVID-19 will also be required to remain at home until they receive their negative results. 

Hygiene measures

  • We are following our established cleaning protocols which meet required infection control criteria 
  • Stock levels of essential cleaning and sanitiser products have been secured to service the needs of the College
  • Students are being reminded of personal hygiene best practice: 
    • Wash hands with soap before and after eating, after using the toilet, before and after applying first aid. Posters have been placed around the college campus.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes by using a tissue, dispose of used tissues
    • Do not share water bottles

At home learning guidelines and student expectations

At home learning guidelines and student expectation guidelines can be found here

School trips

School trips are being assessed on a case by case basis, considering the timing and destination of each trip.  Parents will be kept informed. We will continue to be guided by the latest information and government advice in these cases.

What you can do

Be informed
Practice Precaution
Family trips

Be informed

The health and wellbeing of our students remains a priority and we would ask that we work together to be vigilant with respect to your child’s/children’s response to this ongoing situation. Children can have a range of emotional reactions during an event like this and, as always, the support of our Teachers, Pastoral Leaders and College Counsellor is available. 

Useful general resources:

Useful resources for parents:

Useful resources for students

For parents: where to get support

  • Call 13Health (13 43 25 84) at any time for practical medical advice and assistance
  • Department of Health: Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080
  • Lifeline Australia’s telephone counselling services on 13 11 14 for information, referral and advice
  • Parentline: 1300 30 1300 or
  • Students may contact Kids Helpline who can be contact on 1800 55 1800
  • Speak to your General Practitioner (GP) about accessing counselling support. Medicare has created a national health plan to allow vulnerable people to access telehealth support. More information available here.

For students: where to get support

Practice Precaution

The COVID-19 virus is transmitted through droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze, like the flu and other respiratory diseases. Increased awareness and taking certain precautions are strongly advised.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, and after touching public surfaces. If this is not possible, then use a hand sanitiser gel. 
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue that you immediately throw into a bin or by covering your face with your elbow (bent arm) if no tissue is available. Do not cough or sneeze into the open air or into your hands. Wash your hands immediately afterwards.
  • If you or a family member are suffering from symptoms of illness, including but not limited to coughing, sneezing, runny nose or fever, remain home and see a doctor. 

Family trips

  • The Australian Government is continually monitoring the situation and updating its response, including announcing new measures that specifically address travel restrictions to and from other countries.
  • If you are planning holidays, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT website for further information regarding travel restrictions. This site is updated regularly.  

  • The Qld government has issued a number of Directives in relation to travel restrictions. The College’s general policy is that any person travelling from interstate (or overseas) is to not come onto campus for 14 days. This policy is established for the wellbeing and safety of our community and applies regardless of any exemption or permits issued by the Government. This applies to all persons including current staff and students and includes all travel outside Queensland and not restricted to COVID hot spots. 

  • A student or staff member may seek an exemption from the 14-day isolation period if the student or staff member:
    • has travelled from an area not classified as a hot spot
    • is not displaying any symptoms
    • has a medical clearance.
  • The student or staff member must apply in writing to the Head of College outlining their situation and the request will be considered on a case-by-case basis.