Important Information

2021 COVID-19 Update



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26 November 2021

School vaccination program

Parents/carers can visit healthywa.wa.gov.au to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for their child if they:

  • haven’t yet received a COVID-19 vaccination; or
  • were unable to receive their second dose COVID-19 vaccination.

Please note that a second dose Pfizer vaccine should be delivered 3 to 6 weeks after the first dose. For futher information on COVID-19 vaccination, visit Roll Up For WA.

The Department of Health would like to thank schools for participating in the COVID-19 vaccination program for students in 2021.

Term 1 2022 Preparedness Survey

Principals are reminded to complete the follow up survey in preparation for Term 1, 2022. The purpose of this survey is to ascertain if schools are prepared for the likely presence of COVID-19 in the community. This survey is due for completion by Friday, 3 December 2021.

All school-based staff can answer the survey questions but only the principal can submit it. Should you wish to update your submitted responses to the survey, please email a request to schoolperformance.requests@education.wa.edu.au

Evidence of vaccination status

Staff will be required to upload evidence of their vaccination (or exemption) into HRMIS. Further information will be made available when this feature is available in HRMIS.

Principals and line managers are not required to collect proof of vaccination of staff, students, parents/carers or visitors at this time.

Emergency contact details for principals

As part of the Department’s ongoing preparedness for a COVID-19 response, principals are reminded to ensure their contact details are correct on HRMIS, including their mobile phone number - recorded as ‘Mobile Public’ in HRMIS. This applies to all current principals, substantive or acting. For more information on how to do this, please refer to Ikon.

 

COVID-19 support contacts

COVID-19 Support Team

coronavirussupport@education.wa.edu.au

Phone support

(8.00am – 4.00pm weekdays)

1800 882 345

 

Curriculum / Connected Learning

connectedlearning@education.wa.edu.au

Phone support

(8.00am – 4.00pm weekdays)

9413 3394

 

Parent Helpline

1800 882 345

 

Student Wellbeing

COVID19.studentwellbeing@education.wa.edu.au

Phone support

       9402 6428

 



16 November 2021


Vaccination requirements for students undertaking work placement

Students undertaking work placement in some occupations or venues, as listed in the State Government Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination summary , will need to be fully vaccinated to complete their placement.  

Please note: Different occupations have different timelines.

Helpful Information


It is also important that parents / legal guardians register their child/ren in VaccinateWA . This will ensure that the child’s vaccination record will be received by the Australian Immunisation Register. You can find information about registering your child at https://vaccinatewa.health.wa.gov.au/s/login/SelfRegister.

If you require additional information about COVID-19 vaccination, we encourage you to review the following sites or call 13COVID.

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