Breaking: QLD schools to close amid coronavirus pandemic

Student-free days announced.

Editor / March 26 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced from next week schools will be ‘student-free’.

Parents who work in essential services will still be allowed to send children to school.

The Term 1 break will begin on Monday 30 March 2020 for all state school students.

Five student free days have been declared for Monday 30 March – Friday 3 April 2020.

Staff of state schools and community kindergartens will begin their Term 1 break on Monday, 6 April. Schools will reopen to students and staff on Monday, 20 April 2020 unless health authorities advise otherwise.

During the period 30 March to 3 April, schools will continue to provide a program of care and supervision for children of essential workers.


Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.