COVID Support

(Updated Wednesday, March 28th, 10.20am)

Current CLOSE CONTACTS & POSITIVE COVID cases at Richmond Primary School

All close contacts should get tested.

Under very high caseload setting, students who are asymptomatic close contacts (other than those who are ‘household close contacts’) may now:

  • continue attending school;
  • attend before school care or after school care;
  • attend school-based sporting or cultural training, practice, or events organised through the school and held immediately before or after school at their school; and
  • travel between the student’s usual place of residence and their school.

At all other times, asymptomatic close contacts should quarantine for seven days and get tested. As with other close contacts, children who are identified as close contacts should be tested on Day 1 and Day 6 (if a PCR test) or 7 (if a RAT). An asymptomatic person means they have no COVID-19 symptoms.

These arrangements will not apply to children who are ‘household close contacts’ or who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

If the close contact tests negative, the remainder of the household, including siblings who have not been identified as close contacts, can go to work or school, and should also monitor themselves for symptoms (Updated March 7th, 2022).

The household should:

  • minimise physical contact with the close contact
  • sleep separately from the close contact
  • use a separate bathroom from the close contact if possible
  • wash their 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 their household

If a member of your household is COVID-19 positive, then the whole household are deemed ‘household close contacts’ and the testing and isolation protocols apply. If your child is unwell, they should stay at home and get tested.

Cohorts with  positive cases and CLOSE CONTACTSCOVID exposure dateDate of final PCR (Day 6 of isolation, final check before returning)Isolation ends(Day 7)*Back to school(Day 8)* 
Year 1, Room 3Wednesday 23rd MarchTuesday 29th MarchWednesday 30th March, 3.00pmThursday 31st March
PP/ Year 1, Room 2Friday 25th MarchThursday 31stMarchFriday 1st April, 3.00pmMonday 4th April

*Please note – If your child is diagnosed as  COVID positive during isolation their return to school date with alter.

Children will need to  remain in isolation after the ‘back to school’ date if they are still demonstrating COVID symptoms.

Essential Health Department & Department of Education directives, advice and guidelines (Click on the links below):

PLEASE NOTE – There are certain exemptions with the wearing of masks. Please contact the school to register this.

School contact details

Telephone: (08)  9438 8700

Email:  (This email address is monitored during and after school hours)

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