If your children are at school when an emergency occurs, it is understandable that you will want to collect them as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it may not always be safe to do so.
Schools and educational facilities are required by law to have an Emergency Plan for the safe evacuation of the school. Check with your child’s school now and ask about their Emergency Plan. Find out if children will be kept at school or sent home on their own or whether you can arrange for them to be picked up.
Tune into your local radio station or go to www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/alertnsw
, which brings together social media messages from NSW emergency service agencies all in one place. There may be announcements on what arrangements the school is making.