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Dorms, boarding schools and camps have limits lifted

Dormitory style accommodation have had occupancy limits lifted today after the State Government approved the increase after seeking medical advice.

This will allow students to return to their boarding facilities as well as allow family and carers to visit.

School camps can fill their dormitories but must continue to comply with the limit of 100 people as part of the State’s Phase 3 guidelines.

Previously, dormitory style accommodation could only have 25 per cent occupancy with physical distance applying.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery noted that, with CO-VID19 no longer being spread student-to-student or teacher-to-teacher, now was the time to re-open such accomodation.

“I am pleased that all students can now return to public school residential boarding colleges,” Ms Ellery said.

“It’s also pleasing that home visits can resume and parents and carers can visit those facilities.

“Regarding school camps, I understand that it has been a stressful period for camp providers and for students who look forward to these activities.”

She added: “School camps are an important part of the learning process and have been a vital part of education programs for many years.

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