COVID 2022

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.

There are a few simple steps we can all follow to keep those around us safe. These include washing your hands and practicing healthy hygiene, getting tested if you have symptoms, and getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Wearing a mask indoors is strongly encouraged.
 
Please contact the front office on 6235 7900 if you have any queries about COVID-19 safe measures in our school. Thank you for your continued support of the school community in keeping our school community safe.
 
 
Changes to Public Health Measures – From 14th October 2022

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.

All of us have an important role to play in supporting a healthy community by following the advice outlined on healthywa.wa.gov.au.

 

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

Kind regards
 
Donna McDonald
Principal

17th October 2022