Australia Queensland schools go student-free from next week but remain open for essential workers

04:25  26 march  2020
04:25  26 march  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Queensland schools will go ' student - free ' from next week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk issued the student - free directive on Thursday. Schools will remain open for children of essential workers .

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Annastacia Palaszczuk. © AAP Annastacia Palaszczuk. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced schools will have student-free days next week but will remain open for essential workers during the coronavirus crisis.

"Next week Queensland schools will move to student free and of course though it is also really important to recognise that schools will remain open," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"It will allow children to remain at school and for teachers to prepare to learn from - prepare to move to learning from home." Ms Palaszczuk also said it was important that people who are over 60, with underlying conditions, can choose to work from home or limit contact with others.

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"The premier has outlined a couple of examples, such as those who are stacking the shelves of our supermarkets," Ms Grace said.

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Education Minister Grace Grace said essential workers included those who were "required in their workplace".

"It's important that we remain open for these workers because we do not want to put pressure on the economy and enable those workers to be able to continue to provide for the community at large."

Ms Palaszczuk warned it was not a school holiday for students and said parents had a responsibility to ensure their children remained at home and engaging in learning.

"They should not be out and about in shopping centres," she said.

"If you have a grandparent who is unwell, who has one of those chronic conditions, you must not take your children to visit those grandparents. These are very clear messages."

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Teachers and childcare workers will also remain at work . One Sydney teacher told Daily Mail Zoe said that students at her primary school were allowed to do their work from home but her full class Nicole said that it was essential the centre remain open for the children who's parents had no choice

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a group of people in a room: Queensland’s local elections will still go ahead this Saturday, with voters being asked to bring their own pens. © Provided by 9News.com.au Queensland’s local elections will still go ahead this Saturday, with voters being asked to bring their own pens. Ms Grace said the student-free days would also apply to kindergartens while long day-care centres will remain open.

"Kindies will follow the student-free days next week, like schools, so that those teachers also in community kindergartens can prepare for online learning for those children as well," she said.

"However, of course, long day-care centres - they will be open."

Ms Palaszczuk and Ms Grace said it was not yet known what would happen after the school break and the state government was taking "each day as It comes".

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The update came as Health Minister Steven Miles confirmed 50 more positive cases were recorded overnight, bringing the state's total to 493.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Stage Two Closures © 9News Stage Two Closures "They continue to be among people who have recently returned from overseas or people who have had contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas," Mr Miles said.

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"My condolences go to that family who are currently grieving ... it should serve as a reminder to us all that this virus will kill," Mr Miles said.

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