Yesterday, the Health Department announced that Perth’s public health and social measures will ease from 12.01am, Friday 29 April.
Based on the latest health advice, WA reached its COVID peak four weeks ago. With hospitalisation rates, intensive care units, and COVID-19 infections lower than anticipated, public health and social measures can safely ease.
- No longer mandatory except for high risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:
- on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
- hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.
- Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.
Schools and early childcare
- Remaining public health measures in place removed
- Some preventative measures retained in schools including enhanced ventilation, mandatory vaccination and cleaning
- 12 million free RATs provided to all schools and childcare facilities to distribute to parents and carers
- Parents and students will be encouraged to collect tests, to ensure they are ready to test their children if symptoms develop.
Please continue to openly communicate with us regarding your son/daughters health, including if your child becomes symptomatic, tests positive for COVID-19, or becomes a close contact and is required to isolate. We can then make provisions for remote learning for your child.
For more information, please visit the WA Government website: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/public-health-and-social-measures-ease-was-soft-landing-secured#masks
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the College on (08) 6235 7200.
Dr Karen Read
Sevenoaks Senior College