Current schooling arrangements
Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further in Perth and Peel.
Transitioning out of lockdown
COVID-19 restrictions will be significantly eased from 12.01am Saturday 8 May 2021. However, some restrictions remain in place until 12.01am Saturday 15 May 2021.
The easing of restrictions will see Perth and Peel move closer to the return of pre-lockdown life, but a small number of transitional measures will remain until 12:01am, Saturday 15 May. Details at WA.gov.au
Schools are open for all students.
Students and teachers are no longer required to wear a mask at school. Masks are required for people over 12 years of age if using public transport to get to school.
For any queries please contact your child's school.
Premier's Media Statement - Restrictions set to significantly ease from 12.01am Saturday, May 8 (Thursday 6 May)
Premier's Media Statement - Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further from 12.01am Saturday (Thursday 29 April)
Premier's Media Statement - Perth and Peel post-lockdown transition starts midnight tonight (Monday 26 April)
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 outside of lockdown areas 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.