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 23rd June 2021.

Today we have moved to Stage 5 COVID management guidelines. As always, we all play our part. In summary, the changes within these guidelines include:

  • adults are still encouraged to maintain 1.5m distancing

  • 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?

Along with the steps below, we will be following the latest AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee) Guidelines (click for the link) on reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools.

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 weeks and/or are being added recently based on more up to date information:

  • 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.

AM I ABLE TO COME ON SITE?

Parents are welcome onsite.

MASS GATHERINGS

School events will go ahead as planned. Please refer to our Term Planner for upcoming events.

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 and meet the testing criteria.

To be eligible for testing people must:

  • be currently experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat

  • 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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