The WA Government announced that from 10 June 2022, the mandatory vaccination policy would be updated in line with health advice. This means that staff in schools and residential facilities will no longer need to be vaccinated.
The triple dose vaccination requirements only remain in place for those working in healthcare and health support, workers in residential aged care, and workers in residential disability settings. As you know students are not required to be vaccinated, however if your child is on a work placement at one of these settings, they will need to continue to comply with the industry/business requirements at that workplace.
The change also means that parents and carers who regularly visit, volunteers, third party providers and contractors are not required to be vaccinated to enter a school or residential facility.
It is also important to remember that the removal of the vaccine mandate does not mean the pandemic is over. We continue to follow health advice and COVID-19 safe protocols, such as staying home when sick, wearing a mask as required, taking a daily RAT when identified as a close contact, and having good hand hygiene. I encourage you to visit the HealthyWA website for further information about COVID-19.
If your child is unwell but not COVID positive, they should not attend the College, as usual practice. As we move into winter and Influenza season, it is important to avoid sending students to the College when unwell. Please continue to inform the College of all absences via SMS to 0400 213 039, email to Canningvale.firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 9334 9026.
Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping Canning Vale College COVID-19 safe.