A parent of a child who attends John XXIII College has tested positive to COVID-19, and an aged care facility is in lockdown after an employee returned to work following overseas travel and was later diagnosed with the virus.
The family of the John XXIII College parent is now in self-isolation and the school remains open.
In a statement sent to parents this afternoon, the college said it was taking measures to ensure the safety of students, staff and families and was following Catholic Education WA protocols.
“This development may make your child feel worried or anxious,” the statement said.
“It is important to remember that you can help your child at this time, first by listening attentively to their concerns, and then by providing some reassurance.
“As a Catholic College, it is important for us to show care and support for all members of our community.
“I ask that you pray for our community members who are now having to self-isolate, and thank you for your support at this time.”
According to the BNiQ database, John XXIII College is ranked as the 11th largest school in Western Australia with 1,558 students.
Meanwhile, an employee from a WA aged care