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Broome SHS


Free RATs for all students

Mat Burt

10 May 2022

WA Premier Mark McGowan recently announced the State Government’s expansion of its free rapid antigen test (RAT) program, including the provision of more than 10 million free RATs to school students to enable families access to RATs so they can test their
children, if required.

These free Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) for each student have now been delivered to the school.

These free RATs will support our students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning and will minimise disruption to their schooling. You will be able to test your child at home if they are feeling unwell. You can also use these RATs if your child is found to be a close contact to enable them to test daily and continue to attend school, as long as they receive a negative result, remain asymptomatic, and wear a mask if they are in Year 7 and above. Please click on the following link from WA Health which explains further how to use the RATs.

We will start handing out these RATs to all students on Thursday afternoon (12 May 2022) with appropriate measures in place. If your child is at school on Thursday, they will come home with 20 RATs.

If your child becomes symptomatic they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. You should notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.