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.
Casual contacts will cease in WA – meaning casual contacts will no longer be subject to testing and isolation as a matter of course though people who experience symptoms should get a PCR test immediately. This is in-line with the national approach.
A close contact, in a high caseload environment, will be defined as:
- A household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period; or
- Someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period:
- That have had at least 15 minutes face to face contact where a mask was not worn by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19; or
- Greater than two hours within a small room with a case during their infectious period, where masks have been removed for this period by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19 (note: others wearing masks in this scenario would not be a contact); or
- Someone who is directed by WA Health that they are a close contact.
When isolating, if students are well they can continue working on their studies via Connect or if, no internet at home, then a work package can be organised for collection.
All queries, need to be directed to the Front Administration office on 6235 7900 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information –
Department of Education WA – Covid-19 information
Department of Education WA – School-Based Close contact in High Caseload environment
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
1st March 2022