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Further positive cases of COVID-19

Mat Burt, Principal

24 March 2022

There have been further positive cases of COVID-19 reported to Broome Senior High School. On advice from WA Health, I am providing the following information.

Some students have attended school while infectious.¬†Any staff and student close contacts under the State’s current guidelines for close contacts have been identified and contacted by the school.

You can find out more about what to do if you are a close contact including testing dates at healthywa.wa.gov.au.

Advice for all families and staff: 

  • The school remains open.
  • If your child is not identified as a close contact, your child is not required to quarantine and should attend school.
  • As for everyone in Western Australia, we ask that you monitor your child/yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result if symptoms develop.
  • ¬†If you or your child develop symptoms, please do not attend school.
  • Please note that the Omicron strain can present with less typical symptoms such as diarrhoea, particularly in children.
  • Asymptomatic students who are deemed close contacts (other than household close contact) continue to attend school.

Students are considered close contacts if they are:

  • A household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period; or
  • Someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, including:
    • At least 15 minutes face to face contact¬†where a mask was not worn by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19; or
    • Greater than two hours within a small room or a classroom environment¬†with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, where masks have been removed for this period by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19¬†(note: others wearing masks in this scenario would not be a contact); or
    • Someone who is directed by WA Health that they are a close contact.

An asymptomatic person means they have no COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have queries or concerns, please contact WA Health on 1300 316 555.