Dear parents and carers
From Friday 9 September, public health measures will ease. The isolation period for COVID-19 positive cases and close contacts will reduce from 7 days to 5 days, provided they are free of symptoms at the time they leave isolation. Mask requirements for public and passenger transport have also changed.
People who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of 5 days and can leave isolation if they no longer have symptoms. People who are still symptomatic must remain in isolation until symptoms clear.
Close contacts with no symptoms can continue to attend school and do not have to isolate for the 5 days if they:
- undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
- wear a mask outside the home (Year 7 and above).
Testing for COVID-19 for students who are symptomatic or as a close contact, remains an effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. If you need additional RATs, please go to Student Services.
Please let us know if your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact via contacting our Student Services team.
Students on work placement and work experience, and staff who visit these students, will be required to follow any public health restrictions and testing and isolation protocols applicable to their work placement site. Mask wearing will still be required for high-risk settings such as hospitals and health care settings.
Masks will no longer be required to be worn on public or passenger transport. Masks are an important measure to reduce transmission and are still encouraged to be worn in crowded indoor settings when people are unable to physically distance. Students and staff can choose to wear a mask at school, at any time.
Please contact us on 9338 8900 if you have any queries about COVID-19 safe measures in our college. Thank you for your continued support of the Fremantle College community in keeping our college COVID-19 safe.