The Premier has announced Level 2 public health measures which will come into effect on Thursday 3 March, details at wa.gov.au. They include the requirement for adults and children in Years 3 and above to wear masks at all indoor public settings.
This means our students in Year 3 and above will now need to wear a mask indoors at school. The usual exemptions apply, such as removing the mask to eat, drink, take medicine or do vigorous exercise.
You may wish to speak to your child about wearing a mask, and that their friends will also be wearing them. Wearing masks in the classroom will help to reduce the spread of the virus. If your child is in Kindergarten to Year 2, you may wish to let them know that they will see other children around the school wearing a mask, just like their teacher does. Our staff will continue to explain to our students the importance of wearing a mask to support each other and help keep our community safe.
I want to assure you that the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we will continue to follow the latest WA Health advice. I encourage you to stay up to date on COVID-19 safe measures at wa.gov.au.
I also take this opportunity to remind you to monitor yourself and your child for symptoms of COVID-19, and keep your child home from school and get them tested if they are unwell.
Thank you for your understanding and support to help keep our school COVID-19 safe.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 9345 6100.
Warriapendi Primary School