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Arrangements for boarding school students from COVID-19 hotspots

Students who attend Queensland boarding schools that have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days will have to complete quarantine when they arrive in Queensland.

There are currently no class exemptions from completing quarantine in government arranged accommodation in place for students who have been in in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, and are attending a boarding school in Queensland.

Boarding school students can apply for an individual exemption to complete quarantine in a boarding school house. To apply for an exemption from the Chief Health Officer, complete the form online using the Health Service Portal. Before applying for an exemption, students and families should talk to their school to confirm the school can support quarantining in a boarding school house.

Students under the age of 18 who have to complete their 14 days quarantine in government arranged accommodation must do so with a parent, carer or other responsible adult.

The need for any changes to arrangements may be considered if further hotspots are declared.

Students who have been overseas (excluding safe travel zone countries) in the last 14 days will have to be accompanied into Australia with a parent, carer or other responsible adult and complete quarantine in government arranged accommodation.

Students who have not been in a hotspot or overseas in the last 14 days can enter Queensland and do not need to quarantine.