It was a sight for sore eyes for parents to wave their children off on Monday morning as Forbes students joined thousands across NSW in returning to school full time for face-to-face learning.
In a move towards easing restrictions and slowly returning to life as we knew it, school students will not need to follow the strict distancing guidelines however, good hygiene practices such as regularly washing hands, not sharing food and drinks, and sneezing into a tissue have been implemented.
Teachers were relieved to have their students back and spent the week easing their students back into a regular routine, with the exception of some activities like drinking from the bubbler and attending assemblies and excursions. School libraries and non-contact sport, however, has been enthusiastically resumed with many students ecstatic to catch up with and to play with their friends after nearly two months spent learning from home.
Schools across the Forbes Shire are set to receive additional cleaning supplies to meet with the guidelines and advice from NSW Health. Door handles, handrails, hard surfaces, light switches, and other frequently handled areas will be targeted for regular cleaning.