The Independent Education Union of Australia has called for an immediate nation-wide end to the school term for all students because of the spread of coronavirus.
Assistant secretary David Brear said it was becoming increasingly clear that Tasmanian schools would not be able to continue to provide a safe environment for staff or students as long as students continued to attend.
"We are actively lobbying all Tasmanian employers in our sector to commit to ending the student term as soon as possible," he said.
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Launceston Church Grammar School said it was reviewing advice coming from government and health experts, including Professor Katie Flanagan (Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital) who is leading the local clinical response.
"We are also committed to doing all that we can to ensure the continuity and quality of teaching and learning," a spokeswoman said.
"The present advice is for Schools to remain open until the end of Term 1.
"If the situation changes, the School is prepared to quickly shift to remote learning.
"For now, we continue to focus on providing outstanding learning to students on campus and how we will nurture, challenge and inspire students through the unprecedented weeks and months ahead."
Mr Brear said the time had come to immediately commence the transition to remote learning and the planning for safe provision of schooling arrangements for the children of essential services workers.
"We also call on the state government to take decisive action on this matter now," he said.