COVID-19 Updates

Update 29 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

The State Government has announced that public health and social measures have been eased from 12:01am Friday 29 April (details at wa.gov.au).

For schools, these changes include:

1) masks no longer mandatory at school except in specific settings and circumstances. Masks are encouraged for staff and students (Year 7 and above) where physical distancing is not possible.

2) density and capacity limits no longer apply to school activities.

3) asymptomatic close contacts no longer required to isolate (see requirements below).

4) an additional supply of RATs for all students and staff. These have not yet arrived, and we await guidelines for distribution. I will keep you informed.

If your child becomes an asymptomatic close contact, due to a person in your household being COVID-19 positive, they will no longer have to isolate for 7 days. They will be required to:

1) do a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and receive a negative result each day to attend College.

2) wear a mask at the College (for students in Year 7 and above) and when travelling on public transport or ride-share.

3) notify the College.

We will let you know when you can collect the free RATs the State Government is providing for all students. In the meantime, if your child becomes symptomatic, please contact us as normal.

All College activities can resume, and we will continue to follow COVID-19 safe measures:

1) all staff and regular workers (including regular volunteers) at the College are double dose vaccinated (third dose vaccinated within one month of being eligible).

2) adequate ventilation in each classroom, in line with health advice.

3) enhanced cleaning remains in place.

If your child becomes symptomatic they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements. You need to notify the College if your child tests positive for 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.col.studentsupport@education.wa.edu.au, or phone 9334 9026.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping Canning Vale College COVID-19 safe.

Kind regards

Paul Bottcher

Principal

29 April 2022

Update 29 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

The State Government has announced that public health and social measures have been eased from 12:01am Friday 29 April (details at wa.gov.au).

For schools, these changes include:

1) masks no longer mandatory at school except in specific settings and circumstances. Masks are encouraged for staff and students (Year 7 and above) where physical distancing is not possible.

2) density and capacity limits no longer apply to school activities.

3) asymptomatic close contacts no longer required to isolate (see requirements below).

4) an additional supply of RATs for all students and staff. These have not yet arrived, and we await guidelines for distribution. I will keep you informed.

If your child becomes an asymptomatic close contact, due to a person in your household being COVID-19 positive, they will no longer have to isolate for 7 days. They will be required to:

1) do a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and receive a negative result each day to attend College.

2) wear a mask at the College (for students in Year 7 and above) and when travelling on public transport or ride-share.

3) notify the College.

We will let you know when you can collect the free RATs the State Government is providing for all students. In the meantime, if your child becomes symptomatic, please contact us as normal.

All College activities can resume, and we will continue to follow COVID-19 safe measures:

1) all staff and regular workers (including regular volunteers) at the College are double dose vaccinated (third dose vaccinated within one month of being eligible).

2) adequate ventilation in each classroom, in line with health advice.

3) enhanced cleaning remains in place.

If your child becomes symptomatic they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements. You need to notify the College if your child tests positive for 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.col.studentsupport@education.wa.edu.au, or phone 9334 9026.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping Canning Vale College COVID-19 safe.

Kind regards

Paul Bottcher

Principal

29 April 2022