At Mater Dei, we are responding safely and proactively, and in accordance with NSW Health guidelines and the advice of our various regulatory authorities, to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page will be updated with any announcements or alerts regarding Mater Dei's COVID-19 response.
Alerts and announcements on this page are relevant to all programs across the organisation.
For up-to-date information on the virus and current guidelines, visit the NSW Health website.
COVID-19 Latest Information
In the face of enormously challenging times, we want to reassure you that we are still delivering our services across all Mater Dei Programs.
At Mater Dei, the health, safety and welfare of our children, students, young adults and staff are our greatest priority closely followed by the continuity of our Programs offered to those we serve.
At Mater Dei, we have taken all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the wellbeing of staff, our children, students and young adults across all Programs.
Risk assessments have been conducted and continue to be monitored to ensure appropriate controls are in place, and that we operate in a COVID-Safe environment in accordance with NSW Government’s Roadmap to recovery, NSW Public Health Orders and the advice of our various regulatory bodies.
We continue to follow the Public Health Orders and COVID-smart measures provided by the NSW Government to minimise transmission and keep our school and programs open.
The safety, health, and welfare of our children, students, young adults and staff remains paramount. Importantly Mater Dei will continue with the relevant COVID-safety measures such as mask wearing for staff who provide direct supports to students our school and also for staff working in our NextPath program, physical distancing (for adults), effective hygiene and enhanced cleaning practices, maximising ventilation and limiting visitors on site. We ask that you respect these measures to keep our communities safe. As always, if your child is unwell, we ask you keep them at home.
Your continued support in following the advice and guidance provided by the NSW Government is again greatly appreciated.
Advice for Families: Information related to COVID-smart settings for Schools in 2023 is available on the Department of Education and Training website.
A fact sheet for parents/carers and students that summarises the key information is available here.
Mater Dei Early Childhood Education
The NSW Department of Education has provided guidelines for Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) services. These guidelines can be viewed here.
Other Mater Dei services
NSW Health provides advice for Disability Service providers. Updated advice for Disability Service Providers can be found on the NSW Health website here.