COVID-19 Safety in SCEA schools

Found in: SCEA News | Published on: 12 November 2020

On November 14 the WA border will open up, allowing those from other states to enter.

We have been in a ‘bubble’ to some extent this year in our schools and have not had to be too wary of the possibility of catching or passing on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As with many businesses in WA, we will need to be more cautious about how we protect ourselves and show consideration for others going forward.

We can be setting an example to our students and families and showing them we care about them by:

  1. Wearing a mask when in close contact – particularly for large gatherings such as assemblies and canteen areas
  2. Sanitising our hands when entering and leaving spaces
  3. Social distancing wherever was can.

Can I suggest that this added layer of caution will help raise awareness in our school communities about our responsibilities toward each other at this time?

We need to ensure our students know that, even though it might not be ‘cool’ to wear a mask, it’s about protecting and caring for each other in our communities.  In the words a great leader: its not about me, its about us!

You might like to have a look at the supplies you have of masks, sanitiser and even gloves in some areas.  Put in orders for these as soon as you are able to if they are needed.

The message of ‘looking out for each other’ is a good one, and some posters to that effect might also be useful.

Stay safe, and lets have a wonderful Christmas season together!