School is Back For 148,000 Students Across NSW [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

School is Back For 148,000 Students Across NSW [Headlines]

After 17 weeks learning from home, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students have returned to classrooms today.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 18 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

School is back for 148,000 students across the State.

After 17 weeks learning from home, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students have returned to classrooms today.

Most students will go back next Monday.

Mass was held at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral this morning for the first time in almost four months.

Anyone is welcome in places of worship, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Restrictions have eased further for those who have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Now, 20 people can visit another home, there’s no cap on funeral and wedding numbers, masks are no longer mandatory at offices, and community sport will resume.

Vaccine certificates for international travel will be available from tomorrow through the MyGov website.

The certificates feature an internationally-recognised QR code which proves a person is double-dosed.

Climate will be top of the agenda for the Coalition today when parliament begins.

It follows a lengthy National party room meeting yesterday, during which the party failed to agree on whether to back the Government’s net zero by 2050 plan.

A corruption probe into the former New South Wales Premier begins today.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating whether Gladys Berejiklian turned a blind eye to alleged corrupt dealings of her ex-boyfriend Daryl Maguire.

Seventeen American missionaries, including children, have been kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti.

They were taken off a bus while on their way home from building an orphanage.

The military is being brought in to help search and rescue efforts following flooding in India’s south.

At least 20 people have died and dozens are missing.