UPDATED COVID INFORMATION FOR THE ST PHILIP’S COLLEGE COMMUNITY AS OF 26 AUGUST 2020
If your son/daughter has COVID symptoms, they must:
stay at home - DO NOT send them to school
our recommendation is that they get tested.
Testing locations and information can be found here.
(Testing is the only way the virus can be identified in the community and we strongly recommend that if you have any concerns at all they should get a test).
When your child's symptoms have cleared, or they have a negative test result, they will be welcomed back to school.
Obviously, our Pandemic Plan will be escalated if there is an outbreak in Alice Springs.
A designated isolation room has been set up in our Medical Centre and plans are in place in the event we have to deal with a number of symptomatic or positive cases at the one time.
For the health and safety of our school community, we ask that everyone remain aware and continue to adhere to the recommended COVID-19 protocols.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms:
a fever of 37.5°C or more or a history suggestive of fever (night sweats, chills)
shortness of breath
loss of smell or loss of taste
Where to get tested?
There are many options to get tested for COVID-19 in Alice Springs. All require bookings for appointments. If you are unsure what to do, call the NT COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 008 002.
General Practitioner (GP)
Contact your GP about getting tested for COVID-19. If your GP recommends you for a test, the GP may test you in their clinic, they may come outside to take a swab test while you remain in your car, or they may provide you with a referral to attend a drive-through testing clinic.
Drive through testing
COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic
Todd Facility (Previously known as the Mercure Hotel) 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs
Phone NT COVID-19 Hotline 1800 008 002
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sun 8:30 -2:30pm
Respiratory clinics are available for anyone with respiratory conditions. Clinics are Commonwealth funded and appointments are covered by Medicare.
Alice Springs Respiratory Clinic (Next to Central Clinic)
Phone 08 7999 6100 to book an appointment.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat - Sun closed
Central Australia Aboriginal Congress
Phone 1800 514 400 ahead to make testing arrangements.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sat-Sun closed
Our Motto is: GOT SYMPTOMS? STAY HOME. GET TESTED.