All Catholic schools across Western Australia (WA) are operating within the COVID-19, Baseline Settings.
As endorsed by National Cabinet in adopting a nationally consistent approach, wearing masks indoors is strongly encouraged. The Department of Education, Catholic Education WA and the Association of Independent Schools WA have sent a letter to all Western Australian schools to distribute to their parents and carers.
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.
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.
All students are required to attend school unless they are unwell.
Staff, students and parents are not to attend schools if they are unwell (symptomatic) or test positive to COVID-19, until permitted under public health requirements. Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 and are 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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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.
Western Australia’s hard border controls have come to an end, but travel restrictions remain in place to remote communities.
Western Australians who travel to interstate or overseas destinations must comply with the Western Australian state government requirements; for example, travelers are still required to complete a G2G pass.
Should you wish to travel, consult the following websites and contact numbers to inform yourself about the most up to date travel 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 8 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)