Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for parents regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are acting on the advice of the WA Department of Health to take the necessary precautions for schools and staff.

All Western Australian public schools are being supported by the Department of Education to implement a plan in relation to COVID-19.

Term 2 school arrangements

The State Government has announced the following arrangements in Western Australian public schools to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information on Term 2 schooling.

Independent and Catholic schools will introduce their own suitable arrangements.

School closures

If there was to be a confirmed COVID-19 case at a school, the decision to close a school is based on the expert advice from the WA Health Department’s Chief Health Officer.

The Chief Health Officer will, if there has been a positive COVID-19 test result in a school, close the school temporarily while assessment and tracing of exposure is conducted. A thorough school clean will then be carried out to make the school safe for the return of students and staff.

In this situation, all families will be immediately contacted by the school and provided with the relevant information.

Travel

New intrastate travel restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are now in place.

Do not travel outside of your region unless you are exempt.

For the full list of exemptions and further information visit the WA Premier and Cabinet website

Curriculum support

The Learning at home website is available for additional resources if they are needed.


Updates will be provided as any new information becomes available. Please check back regularly to ensure the information you have is up to date.

The Department of Education, Catholic Education Western Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia will continue to respond as a collaborative team to advice from the WA Department of Health and provide updated advice to schools and staff as appropriate.

DETECT school study

The Departments of Education and Health, in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute, are undertaking a research study in 80 public schools, support centres and residential colleges. It will help the State Government understand the impact of COVID-19 on school communities and if there is any COVID-19 infection in schools.

More information on DETECT.

For more information

Please check back regularly to ensure the information you have is up to date. This page was last updated 4 May 2020.