“The key thing for me … [and] parents and carers is that schools are open and students are learning face to face with their peers,” Merlino said.
To ensure face-to-face learning continues, schools are relying on air purifiers, staff and student vaccines, and shade sails to encourage outside lessons to minimise transmission and keep campuses open.
Restrictions have eased in schools. Students no longer wear masks, asymptomatic household contacts may attend, and students are provided with rapid antigen tests but no longer required to test themselves regularly.
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