Catholic Education

COVID-19

Updates

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For up to the minute information please refer to the Department of Health and the Government of Western Australia websites; HealthyWA and WA.gov.au, as these sites are continually updated with new information as circumstances change.

Catholic Education Western Australia continues to align with WA Government advice to provide our schools and school community with relevant information and updates.

COVID-19 Update - 8 May 2021

From Saturday 8 May until 12:01am Saturday 15 May all adults and secondary school students in the Perth and Peel are no longer required to wear masks unless on public transport, at events with over a thousand people, or when visiting hospitals, disability and aged care facilities.

For the most up-to-date health advice refer to Healthy WA.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR PERTH AND PEEL REGION SCHOOLS

School activities

Indoor venues

  • Masks are mandatory for indoor venues and activities with over 1,000 attendees and medical exemptions still apply.
  • Indoor facilities including school halls, gymnasiums, libraries, community centres, museums, galleries, and recreation centres may operate, observing the physical distancing requirements for adults.

Outdoor venues

  • Adult spectators are required to wear masks at outdoor events with over 1,000 attendees.

Parents, caregivers and visitors on school premises

Parents, caregivers and visitors to schools in the Perth and Peel regions must adhere to COVID-safe guidelines while they are on a school site, but are no longer required to wear a mask, unless the event/activity equals or exceeds 1,000 attendees.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHOOLS OUTSIDE PERTH AND PEEL REGION

The Western Australian Police directions require anyone in other regions who has been in the Perth or Peel region in the past 14 days to also adhere to the Perth and Peel regions’ mask restrictions.

COVID-19 Information and FAQs

Catholic Education Western Australia continues to align with WA Government advice to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, and to provide our schools with relevant information and updates.

COVID-19 teaching and learning

We are committed to ensuring all Catholic school students are safe, supported and able to continue their studies at school.

Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of Catholic school students, their families and school staff remain our priority.

Student Attendance

All students must attend school unless they are unwell.

If a child is unwell

Students who are unwell should stay home. Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 and encouraged to notify the school if they have undergone testing. Normal processes for advising the school of a child’s absence will apply for any parent who keeps their unwell child home.

Read updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs here.

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Travel

There are no travel restrictions within WA, except for restrictions on travel to remote communities in the Kimberley region which remain in place.

The Western Australian Police directions require anyone in other regions who has been in the Perth or Peel region in the past 14 days to also adhere to the Perth and Peel regions’ mask restrictions.

Western Australians who travel to interstate or overseas destinations must comply with the Western Australian state government requirements; for example, overseas travellers are currently required to undertake mandatory quarantine in a Perth hotel at their own expense.

Should you wish to travel, consult the following websites and contact numbers to inform yourself about the most up to date border restrictions, exemptions and quarantine requirements:

Entry to Australia

Website: COVID-19: Entering Australia

Phone: 1800 020 080

Entry to Western Australia

Website: COVID-19: Entering Western Australia

Phone: 13 26 843

Also, a reminder that, with limited exceptions, a mask must be worn by all Western Australians, over 12 years of age, in the following settings:

  • at an airport
  • on an aircraft that is in WA or flying in the airspace over Western Australia
  • travelling in a vehicle with a person who you know or ought reasonably to know is subject to a quarantine direction (this includes in a personal vehicle, private car, hired car, ride-share vehicle or taxi)

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/face-masks-frequently-asked-questions

COVID-19 fee support

Catholic Education Western Australia recognises we are living through an unprecedented time in our history and that the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus has been significant.

Read more about COVID-19 fee support

Our lived experiences in operating schools within guidelines and restrictions advised by health authorities has exemplified the professionalism, agility and excellence that Catholic schools are known for.  But of greater importance was the sense of community that rippled through and across our 163 school communities.

Having seen the remarkable efforts and shared commitment of our school communities in action, I am confident that we are well prepared to support our students in their learning, faith formation and wellbeing in 2021.

Dr Debra Sayce
Executive Director
Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA)