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COVID course for schools launched

A course to help schools and those who work in them properly understand COVID is being launched.

Designed by Colin Kinner, a member of the Clean Air Forum, the COVID Safety for Schools Course is a free video-based course designed specifically for Australian schools. It is slated to launch later this month.

“The COVID Safety for Schools Course … explains the realities of COVID in clear, easy-to-understand language and provides practical advice on how to minimise the risk of COVID spreading at schools, based on the latest science,” according to the COVID Safety for Schools website.

Aimed at principals and teachers working in Australian primary and secondary schools, the course can also be taken by parents.

The course aims to:

  • Provide schools with the best possible factual information about COVID
  • Equip school leaders to make decisions based on the latest science
  • Help schools minimise the health risks from COVID without disrupting their core role of educating students.

Kinner says that, by learning about COVID, school leaders will be better prepared to keep students, staff and community safe, and minimise the risk of COVID spreading at school.

The course includes the latest scientific understanding and is designed to help participants identify common myths and misinformation.

Participants will also have a chance to learn how to use layered mitigations to prevent the spread of COVID and other airborne viruses such as RSV and influenza, and to develop evidence-based risk assessments.

Click here to find out more and to pre-register.

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