NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has warned parents to send their children to school from next week or risk them being marked absent.
NSW Premier warned parents to brace for major disruptions until a COVID-19 vaccine was found.
"It will be common ... for schools to be shut down temporarily," she said.
"It will be common for a particular school to take extra measures if there's a community breakout in that community with cases.
"And we just have to accept that."
Ms Mitchell said schools would no longer be holding assemblies or excursions.
Schools can run PE classes and sports days, although contact sports are banned.
Non-essential visitors , including parents , will also be barred from entering school grounds.
The Education Minister also urged parents to "exercise common sense" when dropping off and picking up their children.
Many independent schools resume school next week, with most back by 1st June Federal timing.
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