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.

What is a close contact?

Close Contact Information COVID19 Dept of Health

Close contacts

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

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 (

HealthyWA – COVID-19 Translated resources Coronavirus translated resources

Kind regards
Donna McDonald

1st March 2022