COVID 19

At Walkaway Primary School we are prepared and are working hard, as always, to provide the best opportunities, striving for positive outcomes for our students. Below you will find the most up-to-date information about the steps we are taking to keep all at Walkaway safe. This page was last updated Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

  • This Thursday 3rd March 2022, the state of Western Australia will move to Level 2 Public Health measures will be introduced statewide, including mandate that students Year 3-6 wear masks in all public indoor settings. The Department of Education takes its advice directly from the Chief Health Officer. For most recent advice, please visit WA Government Announcements

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  • As always, we all play our part:

  • - adults are to wear masks indoors and are encouraged to maintain 1.5m distancing

  • - all visitors are to sign in at the office, scanning the qr code and signing in on the ipad (passtab)

  • - as of Thursday, students Year 3-6 are to wear masks indoors with social distancing encouraged outdoors; we welcome students of other years wearing masks if their parents wish

  • - staff, students and parents are to stay home when sick

  • - avoid unnecessary physical contact and physical greetings

  • - wash hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol based sanitiser

  • - covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using a flexed elbow or tissue

  • - dispose of tissues appropriately

  • - cleaning will be completed daily, but no longer throughout the day

  • - playgrounds will be cleaned weekly

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?

As always, our students' health and wellbeing is of paramount importance and the focus of the processes and strategies we put in place to keep them safe. These strategies and processes have been a focus for our school over the past few years since COVID first came to Western Australia

  • Explicitly teaching and reinforcing hygiene procedures – coughing, sneezing into elbow/tissue, cleaning hands.

  • Encouraging Social distancing – although challenging with students so young

  • Students will not be drinking from the water fountains. Please make sure they have a water bottle that can be filled throughout the day.

 

SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND SCHOOL? 

Yes. All students should be attending unless unwell or deemed a close contact and asked to isolate. School programs will be provided for students who:

- are asked to isolate due to having COVID or deemed a close contact and needing to isolate 

- have a medical reason to not attend school due to COVID, with the medical certificate provided eg immune suppressed

AM I ABLE TO COME ON SITE?

Parents are welcome onsite for drop off and pick up. We request you don't enter the classrooms.

MASS GATHERINGS

This term's assembly will be an online assembly at this stage. We will update further dependent on Health Advice at the time.

COVID-19 symptoms

People with COVID-19 may experience:

  • fever;

  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue; or

  • shortness of breath.

For the latest health information and health related enquiries please visit WA Department of Health or access the helpline 1800 020 080.

COVID-19 testing

The WA Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, has advised people are encouraged to get tested by their GPs if they are currently experiencing symptoms.

  • OR be currently experiencing symptoms, and be a contact of a confirmed case

  • OR be currently experiencing symptoms and believe they have been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

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