Parklands Christian College students, staff and parents ordered to undergo another COVID-19 test

Another round: More testing will take place for Parklands Christian College students, staff and parents.
Another round: More testing will take place for Parklands Christian College students, staff and parents.

Parents, students and teachers at a Park Ridge school have been ordered to undergo another COVID-19 test, leaving many frustrated about putting their children through the traumatic experience a second time.

Queensland Health has ordered more tests, to happen after the 10th day of quarantine for those tested at the school after the outbreak last week.

It comes as Queensland Health announced there was one new case in the state overnight.

A man was in quarantine after recently returning from overseas, via NSW, Queensland Health said.

Parents, students and staff received a letter from Metro South Public Health director Kari Jarvinen yesterday, advising them of the news.

The testing centre at the Baskerville Sports Centre will be open again tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, for college students and staff only.

"This is an important to minimise the risk of someone coming down with the disease after the early testing was done," the letter said.

A parent who spoke to the Jimboomba Times said it was frustrating news.

"Many parents are upset that they have to put their kids through another round of a traumatic experience," he said.

"Some are still waiting for results to come back from the first round of testing."

The man was told he had come into contact with the school cleaner at the centre of the outbreak.

The man said he was told his contact did not happen at the school.

He and the student in his family are in quarantine, but others in the household are not required to self isolate.

"We are not supposed to come into contact with my wife at home and maintain all social distancing precautions," he said.

"Try explaining that to a young child."

School principal Gary Cully apologised to the parents for the disruption via an email last night.

"Tonight's announcement is frustrating, as it requires even more disruption to our community," it said.

"At this time, and on the advice of Public Health, we believe it prudent to close the school for the entirety of next week to allow time for all test results to be available.

"Please note that quarantine still finishes on and including Thursday 6th August, 2020. School will return on Monday 10th August."

Metro South Health advised them of the news via an email yesterday.

Text messages sent to parents from this afternoon will assign time slots for people.