Mr. Steve Dowie
Holy Rosary School, Derby
I am writing to advise you that there have been positive cases of COVID-19 in Pre-Primary and Kindergarten at Holy Rosary School which impacts their onsite attendance today and required arrangements to be made for them to be picked up from the school. The Pre-Primary and Kindergarten students will need to isolate for 7 days.
If your child develops symptoms or becomes a household close contact (for example, if a family member is confirmed positive), they must stay home and isolate for 7 days.
You can find out more about what to do if you or your child is a close contact including testing dates at https://healthcloudtrialmaster-15a4d-1711fadea38.force.com/AdviceCloseContacts/s/. COVID-19 PCR testing can be accessed at a COVID Clinic. A list of clinics can be found here: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/COVIDclinics
We are also providing the following advice for all families in our school community:
Holy Rosary School remains open today for all other year groups. As for everyone in Western Australia, we ask that you monitor your child/yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result, if symptoms develop.
Please note that the Omicron strain can present with less typical symptoms such as diarrhoea, particularly in children. If you or your child develops symptoms, please take a RAT or PCR. This development may make your child feel worried or anxious, as it will many of us who are parents. It is important to remember that you can help your child at this time, first by listening attentively to their concerns, and then by providing some reassurance. As a Catholic School, the safety and wellbeing of our students is always our priority as is showing care and support for all members of our community.
Please refrain from sharing this news via social media and allow the school, CEWA and WA Health to communicate the facts – protecting both the privacy and dignity of all concerned. I will keep you updated when further information is to hand.
Please monitor for further communication from ourselves and WA Health. If you have queries or concerns regarding your child please contact me. If you have health concerns, please contact WA Health on 1300 316 555.
In the interests of safety for the school students and staff ensure enhanced cleaning of any impacted areas will occur, due to the respective areas having been compromised.