Reporting a Covid-19 Positive Case or Close Contact

COVID-19 Reporting for Parents, Caregivers and Students

A close contact is defined as:

  • a household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period,
  • someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, where they spent 4 hours of cumulative contact with them in
  • a residential setting (including a home, residential care facility, boarding school, maritime vessel, or other accommodation facility) in any 24-hour period where masks have been removed by both people during the period of contact, or
  • someone who is informed by WA Health that they are a close contact.

Masks are no longer mandatory at school, except for specific settings and circumstances. Masks are required to be worn by anyone 12 years and older:

  • on public transport, passenger transport (including school bus services and charter buses) and ride-share or
  • outside the home if they are an asymptomatic close contact.

Masks are encouraged where physical distancing is not possible.

Parents/carers are welcome back on school sites. School activities and special events can resume, including performances, school camps, interschool events, assemblies and meetings.

If your child is unwell, they must stay home from school. New asymptomatic close contact protocols mean that children continue to attend school if they are a close contact with no symptoms.

If your child is a close contact and has no symptoms, they must:

  • attend school
  • take a RAT every day for 7 days
  • wear a mask (Year 7 and above) when they leave the house, including at school.

Please complete the form below to report a positive Covid-19 case or close contact.


For information about Covid-19 testing and isolation protocols, visit or contact the Covid-19 or contact WA Health on 1300 316 555.