COVID CASE UPDATE
Since our update yesterday, the College has been notified of a further six cases of COVID-19: two in Year 3 (one in 3A and one in 3B), one in Year 5 (5A), one in Year 7 (7D), one in Year 8 (8D) and one in Year 9 (9D). Please note that not all of these cases were at school during their infectious period. Parents of identified close contacts have been notified.
This brings our total current confirmed cases for this week (since last Friday) to:
Year 1 – 3
Year 2 – 1
Year 3 – 3
Year 4 – 2
Year 5 – 2
Year 6 – 1
Year 7 – 5
Year 8 – 4
Year 9 – 2
Year 10 – 2
Year 11 – 1
We have also recorded one further staff case in the Primary School.
The College, through direction from the Department of Health and AISWA, will continue learning as normal this week. College activities may adjust subject to instructions from the Department of Health and AISWA and may change in response to increased community spread.
Announcement of Eased Public Health Measures
Today the Premier announced eased public health measures to take effect from Thursday 31 March. These include a relaxing of measures around gatherings, density and capacity limits and contact registration.
Please note that masks will still be required as per the current settings, and all other current school settings and restrictions also remain in place.
For more information about today’s announcement please click here.
COVID REMINDERS AND RESOURCES
For COVID resources and reminders, please see the COVID-19 Resourcespage on the College website.
Reporting a Positive Student Test Result: email email@example.com
Reporting a Student as a Close Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for all families and staff:
- The school remains open.
- The College will continue our enhanced cleaning regime.
- As for everyone in Western Australia, we ask that you monitor your student/yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result, if symptoms develop.
- Please note that the Omicron strain can present with less typical symptoms such as diarrhea, particularly in children.
- If you have queries or concerns, please contact WA Health on 1300 316 555
Rob Gratton and Matt Dusci
Principals – Mandurah Baptist College