Dear Parents and Caregivers
I would like to again acknowledge and thank you for the ongoing support of our school community especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
I am writing to let you know that in line with WA Health advice, from 10 June 2022 the mandatory vaccination policy was updated which means that staff in schools and residential facilities will no longer need to be vaccinated.
The triple dose vaccination requirements only remain in place for those working in healthcare and health support, workers in residential aged care, and workers in residential disability settings.
The change to the policy means that parents and caregivers who regularly visit, volunteer, third party providers and contractors are not required to be vaccinated to enter a school or residential facility.
We will continue to follow health advice and COVID-19 safe protocols, such as staying home when sick, wearing a mask as required, taking a daily RAT when identified as a close contact, and having good hand hygiene.
As a reminder, if your child has a positive RAT result you need to:
- Self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days.
- Register via the WA Health RAT Register.
- Register via the school’s COVID-19 Self-Reporting Portal – even during the school holidays.
- At day 7, if symptoms are still present, continue isolating until symptoms clear.
- If no symptoms are present after day 7, you can leave self-isolation.
- No testing is required.
As a Catholic school our priority is always the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and all members of our broader community.
For further information refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au
Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.