COVID-19

Please read below for further details:

PCR/RAT Declaration Form

PCR/RAT Declaration Form

Students and Teachers who are identified as COVID Positive or Close contacts

Students may now come to school and participate in school activities if:

  • they are asymptomatic and
  • not living in the same house as a COVID-positive person.

It is important that students who are asymptomatic close contacts, must:

  • undertake a COVID-19 PCR Test on Day 1 (or as soon as you are notified) and Day 6 or
  • undertake a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Day 1 (or as soon as you are notified) and on Day 7.

You are reminded that students who have been identified as close contacts must continue to isolate outside of school hours.

Most importantly, students who are identified as close contacts and live in the same house as a COVID positive person and/or are symptomatic must stay at home until the isolation period concludes.

Please provide evidence of Negative or Positive PCR/RAT using the following link:

COVID-19-Self-Reporting-Form

* This form is confidential and will be used to identify the infectious periods for our students and staff. This will able our Leadership team to contact trace and identify any possible school close contacts.

What is now deemed a Close Contact?

What is now deemed a Close Contact?

  1. A household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period.
  2. Someone who has had close contact with a person in their infectious period, including:
  • At least 15 minutes face-to-face contact where a mask was not worn by both the person with COVID-19 and the exposed person
  • Greater than two hours within a small room or classroom environment, where masks have been removed for this period by both the person with COVID-19 and the exposed person (note: others wearing masks in this scenario would not be a contact)

*            NOTE: the contact can occur either inside or outside school.

  • Someone who is directed by WA Health that they are a close contact.

Testing and Isolation Protocols for - Confirmed Positive Case - Students and Staff

Testing and Isolation Protocols for

Confirmed Positive Case – Students and Staff

  • Isolate: minimum 7 full days;
  • If symptoms still present, continue isolating until symptoms clear;
  • If no symptoms after Day 7, leave isolation.
  • No exit testing or clearance is required.

Testing and Isolation Protocols for - Symptomatic Close Contact - Students and Staff

Testing and Isolation Protocols for

Symptomatic Close Contact – Students and Staff

  1. Quarantine: full 7 days either from date of symptom onset or date of exposure to case, whichever is later; and
  2. Take a PCR test or RAT on Day 1 or as soon as possible
  • if positive – follow confirmed COVID-19 case guideline
  • if negative PCR, continue to quarantine
  • if negative RAT, continue to quarantine and take a repeat RAT in 24 hours
  • if RAT positive – follow confirmed COVID-19 case guideline
  • if RAT negative – continue to quarantine

If at Day 7, no new household members have tested positive – take a RAT again on Day 7

  • If positive, follow confirmed COVID-19 case guideline
  • If negative, leave quarantine after Day 7

Testing and Isolation Protocols for - Asymptomatic Close Contacts (other than household close contacts) - Students

Testing and Isolation Protocols for

Asymptomatic close contacts (other than household close contacts) – Students

(These students will be informed by the school – usually those in lower grades wear masks have not been warn)

Continue attending school, if no symptoms.

Students who are a close contact, other than a household close contact, can continue to attend school under a modified quarantine arrangement.

Take a PCR test or a RAT on Day 1 or as soon as possible:

  • if positive – follow confirmed COVID-19 case guideline
  • if negative return to school. The student is allowed to attend:

o school;

o out of school care; and

o sporting or cultural training, practice or events organised through the relevant school and held immediately before or after school on the school grounds, travelling between the student’s usual place of residence and the place where the activity above takes place.

  • Otherwise is required to isolate.

Take a PCR test on Day 6 or a RAT on Day 7:

  • if positive – follow confirmed positive case guideline. All positive RATs must be reported to WA Health via www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister
  • if negative – no further action required.

When students return to school, principals are not required to confirm any evidence of testing and/or a negative test result.

Note: If symptoms develop, leave school to isolate and take a RAT or PCR test.

  • If PCR test is negative – isolate until symptoms resolve.
  • If RAT is negative – take a repeat RAT in 24 hours and continue to isolate until symptoms resolve.

For either of the above, if the test/tests are negative, and are no longer symptomatic, return to school.

Testing and Isolation Protocols for - Asymptomatic Household Close Contact - Students and Staff

Testing and Isolation Protocols for

Asymptomatic household close contact – Students and Staff

Students and staff that are a close household contact of a confirmed case are unable to attend school, and must:

  1. Quarantine for a full 7 days from the time of the positive case’s test; and
  2. Take a PCR test or a RAT on Day 1 or as soon as possible:
  • if RAT positive – follow confirmed COVID-19 case guideline
  • if negative PCR or RAT, continue to quarantine

All positive RATs must be reported to WA Health via www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister

  1. Take a PCR test on Day 6 or a RAT on Day 7:

If positive – follow confirmed positive case guideline.

All positive RATs must be reported to WA Health via www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister

 

If negative – and no new household members have tested positive – quarantine ends after Day 7, and monitor for symptoms.

 

When students return to school, principals are not required to confirm any evidence of testing and/or a negative test result.

  1. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance for a symptomatic close contact.
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