Winter Indoor Air Quality Plan
ACT Health has advised schools to optimise fresh air circulation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The risk of transmission is higher in crowded and poorly ventilated spaces where people spend long periods of time together in close proximity. Good ventilation is one part of a suite of measures to minimise transmission in schools, like vaccination, physical distancing, good hygiene, cleaning and mask use.
The Chief Health Officer, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, World Health Organisation and Safe Work Australia all recommend good indoor air quality to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission.
A detailed investigation has been undertaken of our school, including a technical assessment of HVAC systems and our ability to control fresh air.
Our school’s Winter Indoor Air Quality Plan includes a list of actions already undertaken by the Directorate (e.g., HVAC systems change) and actions for schools to undertake. The Plan includes a map that identifies the type of ventilation in each learning and teaching space that have ventilation provided by either natural or mechanical means. Natural ventilation is provided either by operable windows or louvres, while mechanical ventilation is provided by the school’s HVAC systems.
In naturally ventilated spaces, thermal comfort and ventilation will need to be balanced to provide safe learning environments. For more information, visit the ACT Education website.
Air Quality Plans
Please find below correspondence emailed to Amaroo School families
2022 Start of School Letter 25 JAN 22
Amaroo School - Return to School 21 OCT 21
Amaroo School Return to School Plan 15-OCT-21
Parent email - Term 4 - Primary School 14-SEPT-21
Parent email - Term 4 - High School 14-SEPT-21
Remote Learning up-date 31-AUG-21
Remote Learning - Primary School 18-AUG-21
Remote Learning - High School 18-AUG-21
A Message from the Executive Principal 13-AUG-21
Preschool parent correspondence 13-AUG-21
K-6 parent correspondence 13-AUG-21
Device Availability P-6 13-AUG-21