Students across South Australia have returned to school amid confusion over bans on parents in classrooms and fruit in lunchboxes.
- Parents have expressed confusion over coronavirus restrictions
- Several fruit fly outbreaks have emerged in Adelaide and the Riverland
- The SA horticulture industry has seen significant drops in fruit sales
Parents were last year banned from entering many school sites and functions, as part of coronavirus measures.
Clapham Primary School parent Nicole McCarthy said the restrictions had been difficult.
“I’ve found that really isolating, because we used to be able to go in and touch base with the teacher, and go to the office,” she said.
“We haven’t stepped foot inside the school grounds really since February or March last year.”
Ms McCarthy said her school’s 2021 policies still felt “quite restrictive”.
“We’re still not allowed into the school unless we’re dropping into the office for a particular reason,” she added.
Some parents of beginning students expressed concern about whether they would be allowed to go into their child’s new classroom to say goodbye on their first day.