School students, families in isolation after exposure to close contact of COVID-19 case

Parents and students from a primary school in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs have been forced into quarantine after they were exposed to a close contact of a positive coronavirus case.

Families connected to Caulfield South Primary School received a text this morning stating they had to go into isolation, after being in proximity to a close contact of a confirmed case on Thursday and Friday, according to 7News.

The text message, reportedly from the Department of Health, said the person who visited the school had not tested positive. The department said in the text they were completing urgent testing of the close contact.

Students and parents were told they would only have to present for COVID-19 testing if they showed symptoms. It is not yet clear how the close contact is connected to a positive case.

A department spokesman declined to comment ahead of a press briefing with Victorian COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar at 1.30pm (AEST)

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