A confirmed case of COVID-19 was declared this morning at Margaret River Primary School. A message sent to parents in the local school community confirmed a Year 1 student had contracted COVID-19. In the alert, principal Aaron Thomas said school authorities were awaiting further information from the Health Department about what precautions should be put in place and whether any other students or staff members would be declared close contacts of the infected student. “Our school continues to work in partnership with WA Health as we respond to the pandemic,” Mr Thomas said. “There has been a confirmed COVID-19 case in Room 9 Year 1 at MRPS. “We will provide more information when WA Health conclude their contact-tracing work and determine if there are any close contacts.” Parents would be informed of further developments by direct message and the school referred parents to the school’s distance learning guide “just so you know what to expect should students be required to isolate,” Mr Thomas said. The positive case follows more than 600 new infections declared Statewide on Thursday, as well as five cases in Bunbury on Wednesday. A Clinipath drive-through testing centre is operating behind the Margaret River Heart from 9am to 1pm weekdays. Anyone requiring testing who were not symptomatic were encouraged to use the drive-through service to avoid adding pressure to Margaret River Hospital.