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 - 15 May 2021

From Saturday 15 May the transitional restrictions in the Perth and Peel regions will be removed and masks are not required, unless at an airport and when travelling on an aeroplane.

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

Phase 4 guidelines apply to all Catholic schools across Western Australia.

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.

Latest News

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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.

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)