COVID-19 Close Contacts Update

Created by Lynnette Bates

Monday, 7 March 2022 @3:07PM


Dear parents and carers,

This afternoon I received further advice from the Department of Education in reference to the recently updated WA Health rules regarding close contacts of COVID-19 cases linked to schools.

Effective immediately, household members are no longer required to quarantine with a child who is identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case.

We understand that a parent or carer may still need to stay home to care for a child quarantining, but the rest of the household, including siblings who have not been identified as close contacts, are not required to stay home.

As a household member of a close contact, it is important to take extra precautions, where possible, including:

·        minimise physical contact with the close contact

·        sleep separately from the close contact

·        use a separate bathroom from the close contact if possible

·        wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

·        cover coughs and sneezes

·        Regularly clean all surfaces (such as tabletops, doorknobs and bathroom fixtures) by using household disinfectant or diluted bleach solution

·        wear a mask in shared areas or when caring for other members of the household.

It is important that members of the household monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and if symptoms develop, get tested immediately. If a person living in the house tests positive to COVID-19, all household members are close contacts and must self-isolate.


Kind regards,


Lynne Bates


Campbell Primary School