THE NSW Government has announced a staged resumption of public school activities, including a return to school sports from Term 3.
The majority of activities will resume on Monday, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said.
However, parents and carers have been asked to continue limiting their access to school sites except for essential parent/teacher meetings, although parents and teachers can continue to use online meetings.
"Canteens and uniform shops can already operate with volunteers," Ms Mitchell said.
"From Monday, external providers like music and drama tutors can provide services on school sites and community use activities such as dance schools can resume their use of school premises."
Support services such as early intervention programs and external counselling services can take place on site, providing support for vulnerable students.
"External visitors and community providers must ensure they maintain physical distancing and abide by all health and hygiene requirements," Ms Mitchell said.
Ms Mitchell said school sporting activities, including inter-school competitions, can also resume from the beginning of Term 3.
"School sport is a vital part of the curriculum and our communities, providing the right balance to academic activities and helping to maintain the health and wellbeing of students," she said.
"Non-contact, school sporting activities can already take place on site, but from the beginning of Term 3, contact sport and external sporting competitions can start again.
Schools will be in lockstep with the community with regard to sport given community sports were given the go ahead as of July 1.
Some activities remain under review, including excursions, school camps and on-site parent events.
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