If your child has tested positive to COVID-19 or is a Close Contact, please email PerthModern.CovidSupport@education.wa.edu.au
For approved protocols for managing COVID-19 positive cases and Close Contact, see below:
Close Contact Protocols
As you may be aware, public health and social measures have been eased for schools for Term 2. Details can be found at www.wa.gov.au. We continue to follow the current health advice for COVID-19 case management.
The following WA Close Contact definitions have changed and are now as follows:
- A household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period,
- Someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, where they spent 4 hours of cumulative contact with them in a residential setting (including a home, residential care facility, boarding school, maritime vessel, or other accommodation facility) in any 24-hour period where masks have been removed by both people during the period of contact
- Someone who is informed by WA Health that they are a close contact.
For schools, this means a child will no longer be identified as a close contact at school.
The following took effect from 12.01am, Friday 29 April:
No longer mandatory except for high-risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:
- On public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
- Airports, hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.
- Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible and if a Close Contact.
Close contacts and school attendance
- Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must:
- Undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT),
- Wear a mask when leaving the house,
- Avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, disability and aged care facilities, and correctional facilities,
- Study from home, where possible,
- Avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness.
- They should also notify the school of their Close Contact status through completing this form.
Any child who becomes symptomatic should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. If a student develops symptoms whilst at school, it is a requirement that their parent or carer collect them and do a RAT test as soon as possible. If positive, follow positive case guidelines, if negative, please stay home until symptoms are clear.
In the case of developing symptoms or receiving a positive test result please proceed with protocols for those conditions.
If you have queries or concerns, please email PerthModern.CovidSupport@education.wa.edu.au.
COVID 19 Positive Protocols
- Isolate at home for a minimum of 7 full days from date of positive test (Day 0).
- All positive RATs must be reported to WA Health via https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister
- If symptoms still present after 7 days, continue isolating until symptoms clear; or if no symptoms after Day 7, leave isolation and return to school.
- No further testing or clearance by WA Health is required.
- When students return to school, they are not required to confirm any evidence of testing and/or negative test.
Once we receive your details, we will notify Student Services and your child’s teachers of the situation regards the upcoming absences.
Please note: If a person has been COVID-19 positive, they will not be identified as a close contact for 12 weeks following their isolation period as a diagnosed person.