Queensland parents and students will begin day one of the new school year this morning — less than three weeks after Greater Brisbane was plunged into a snap three-day lockdown.
- The education department says school can have parents onsite for the first day
- All COVID-safe measures must be followed at all times, including social distancing
- Parents are packing hand sanitiser in their children’s bags
Nearly 900,000 students across the state are returning to or starting school today, albeit under strict COVID-safe rules.
More than 66,000 prep students will be allowed to hold their parents’ hand on the way into the classroom — an exciting and nerve-wracking milestone for first-time students and their mums and dads.