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COVID-19 Information Hub
This information hub provides the Helena College community with the latest information about the College’s management and response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Western Australia moved to Phase 4 on Saturday 27 June, with a further lifting of restrictions subject to physical distancing and hygiene measures:
- Events and activities such as assemblies, excursions, interschool activities, school choirs and examinations can now resume providing schools abide by the two square metre rule for visitors.
- School camps will now be permitted for up to 100 people, with schools required to follow excursion policies and Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice.
- Sports training, games and interschool competitions can proceed with good hygiene practices.
- Students in secondary years are also able to get back to their work placements as long as schools make sure the employers are complying with WA COVID-19 Health Guidelines.
Reminder: Students or staff who are unwell should stay at home until they are free from symptoms.
At Helena College, we continue to follow and expect good personal hygiene practices from all students and staff.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Strict environmental cleaning throughout the school day, including high-touch surfaces and playground equipment, will continue as will reinforced hygiene measures.
- Student desks are sanitised three times a day (at recess, lunchtime and after school)
- Toilets and change rooms are sanitised twice per day (before recess and lunchtime)
- All high contact items are sanitised twice per day – these may include door handles, switches, remotes, counters, handrails, drinking troughs and fountains, and computer equipment used in computer labs.
- At the end of each working day, all of the above items are cleaned and sanitised.
Hygiene practices: Students and staff are expected to maintain vigilance around handwashing, use of hand sanitiser and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the crook of their arm.
Please email the College’s COVID-19 email if you have individual questions.
If there was to be a confirmed COVID-19 case at the College, the decision to close the school is based on expert advice from the WA Health Department’s Chief Health Officer.
If there is a positive COVID-19 test result in any school, WA’s Chief Health Officer will close the school temporarily while assessment and tracing of exposure are conducted. A thorough school clean will then be carried out to make the school safe for the return of students and staff.
In this situation, all families will be immediately contacted by the College and provided with the relevant information.