With all the changes that are occurring, please find below the information and guidelines that are in place and that Thornlie Senior High School is following.
Following an agreement at National Cabinet, the requirement for COVID-19 positive cases and their close contacts to isolate has been removed.
Anyone who is COVID-19 positive or experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay home until they have recovered.
Please notify the school on 6235 7900 if your child is unwell and will be absent from school.
COVID-19 positive cases or close contacts cannot visit public hospitals for 7 days.
Other rules may apply to high-risk settings, including private hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities. Each facility is able to determine their own isolation requirements, so speak to the relevant facility for more information.
It is important to continue healthy hygiene habits, including:
- Washing or sanitising hands regularly
- Wearing masks if required, if unwell, or if in crowded indoor spaces where you cannot physically distance
- Staying up to date with vaccinations
- Testing for COVID-19 if experiencing symptoms and staying home until symptoms resolve
The WA free RAT program continues to provide quick and effective COVID-19 tests to the community.
Free RATs are available at drive-through collection points, vaccination clinics, offices of Members of Parliament, regional testing clinics, and pop-ups at train stations and shopping centres.
Further information –
Department of Education WA – Covid-19 information
WA Government – Testing and Isolation Guide – COVID-19 Coronavirus: Testing and isolation guide (www.wa.gov.au)
HealthyWA – COVID-19 Translated resources Coronavirus translated resources
17th October 2022