In line with the latest Health advice current Term 2 arrangements have been reviewed with the following changes, from Week 7, Monday 8 June 2020:
- All students are expected to attend school, except for those students medically referred to learn from home. This means students are either:
– at school;
– have a medical referral to learn from home;
– recorded as absent if they do not attend; or
– students who are unwell, should stay home.
- If a student does not attend school without a medical reason, they will be marked as absent and will not be provided a learning program.
Students with medical conditions who are not able to attend school will be supported to learn from home.
- Parents/carers and visitors may come on to school sites to attend pre-arranged meetings and for drop off and pick up purposes. This should be limited to a maximum of 100 people with physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres and good hygiene practices applied.
From Monday 8 June, based on Health advice, the following applies:
- Provide library access in a managed way ensuring supervisors/staff maintain physical distancing with up to 100 people in a shared library space or up to 300 people where the facility includes multiple divided spaces.
- Interschool activities with a total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings can occur. Encourage good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after lessons and physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres should apply where practicable.
- Contact sport and training is now permitted. Equipment may be shared, however regular cleaning of equipment will be undertaken and good hygiene practices will be encouraged including handwashing before and after sport.
- Interschool sports can occur with a total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings.
- Camps can recommence, however should not exceed 100 people.
- Work placements may recommence. Schools should conduct work placement risk assessments and ensure employers comply with WA COVID-19 Health guidelines.
- Choir can continue with a total not exceeding 100 people. Good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after lessons and physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres should apply.
- Incursions can occur, however, they should not exceed 100 people for indoor settings and not exceed 300 people in outdoor settings. Supervisors/staff are to maintain physical distancing.
- Excursions can occur. However, they should not exceed 100 people for indoor settings and not exceed 300 people in outdoor settings. Supervisors/staff are to maintain physical distancing. Interaction with the general public should be limited where practicable.
- Assemblies and other school community events may recommence with total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings. Physical distancing and good hygiene practices should be applied. Careful consideration should be given to the arrival and departure of people, including entry and exit points to avoid crowding.
- Examinations may proceed for up to 100 people. Physical distancing and good hygiene practices should be applied.
- P&C, School Board/Council and staff meetings can resume during school hours and after hours for up to 100 people when adhering to physical distancing and enhanced cleaning requirements.
- Pre-arranged parent/carer meetings can proceed, adhering to physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres and good hygiene practices.
- Visitors and third-party providers on school sites can occur when the school can ensure adherence to physical distancing requirements of one person per 2 square metres, enhanced cleaning of used areas and minimising contact with the broader school population. Visitors on school sites should sign in and identify rooms/areas visited should this information be required by the Department of Health.
NOTE: As per the WA COVID-19 Roadmap, all school activities will be reviewed in preparation for Phase 4.
Health, hygiene and cleaning
- Increased cleaning will continue in Term 2, with cleaners present throughout the school day to undertake continuous cleaning regimes.
- All schools have cleaning staff on site during the school day to regularly clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces that are frequently used by students and/or staff.
- Arrangements are in place for regular and thorough hand-washing for students and staff.