Current schooling arrangements

Current schooling arrangements

Perth and Peel regions return to pre-lock down life.

The WA Government announced that from 12.01am Saturday 15 May, Perth and Peel regions will return to pre-lockdown life. Details at

Schools are open for all students.

Students and teachers are no longer required to wear a mask at school. For any queries please contact your child's school.

The Department of Education remains committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all students and staff. We continue to follow the advice of the WA Chief Health Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) to take the necessary precautions related to COVID-19.  More information is available from WA Health Department. 

All students are expected to attend school, except for those students medically referred to learn from home. This means students are either:

  • at school
  • unwell and should stay at home
  • medically referred to learn from home, or 
  • recorded as absent if they do not attend.

Physical distancing measures still apply, including one adult per two square metres (venue capacity) and maintaining 1.5 metres between adults, where possible.

Good hygiene practices should be promoted and maintained.

Parents/carers and visitors may access school sites at the discretion of the principal/site manager, with physical distancing and good hygiene practices applied.

Health and hygiene

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. Arrangements are in place with regard to safety, to reduce direct contact, enhance personal hygiene practices, and strengthen cleaning regimes in our schools that are open outside of lockdown areas..

  • All schools will have cleaning staff working throughout the day to ensure all high-use areas, such as benchtops, desks, doorknobs, taps and handrails, are regularly cleaned and surfaces disinfected.
  • Playgrounds are open and play equipment will be cleaned once per day.
  • Supplies of soap and other cleaning agents are available for all schools.
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wash their hands as often as possible.
  • Schools can choose to implement staggered start and finish times to reduce contact.

Current national medical advice confirms that the two square metre rule and the 1.5 metre distancing between students during classroom activities is not required.

Parent COVID-19 helpline

Parent COVID-19 helpline

If you require advice or support for your child’s education due to COVID-19, your school or Education Regional Office can assist you. For further advice or support phone 1800 882 345 (8.00am to 4.00pm) or email

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