Students and Educators who have visited mainland Italy and Sicily are to self-quarantine as per government instructions. Church Schools are not being equipped with proper sanitizing facilities.

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers, is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. 

The Union would like to emphasise and remind its members that the government has called on all those who have travelled to mainland Italy or Sicily in the past days, to self-quarantine after the mentioned areas have declared total lockdown during the past days. 

For this reason, if Educators identify students who have travelled to such countries they are to report immediately to the management and arrangements  are to be made for such students are to be sent home. 

UPE is receiving various complaints that many schools have not been provided with hand sanitizers.

The Union is also requesting Church Schools to supply its Educators with hand sanitizers, proper bathroom equipment, such as disposable towels, and hand soap. 

Members of the Union having any further queries which are not related to the medical aspect of the condition can contact us via email at or by calling our offices on 2590 5400