Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions from 11:59pm on 6 December 2020.
All learners in Years Prep to 6 have returned onsite from Monday 12 October.
On this page:
- Return to onsite learning (9 October 2020)
- Factsheet: Managing illness in schools during COVID-19
- Face masks
Returning to onsite learning
Managing student illness in schools during coronavirus
Updated: 1 September
One of the most important things we can do is to stay at home when we are unwell, even when we have the mildest cold or flu-like symptoms.
This is especially important for learners continuing to attend on site at school.
The factsheet has been developed that contains information for parents and carers that:
- if a child is unwell, even with the mildest symptoms, they must stay home
- if a child has any of the listed symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, they should be tested
- a child must stay at home until they are symptom-free, even if their COVID-19 test is negative
- children do not need a medical certificate before returning to school.
The factsheet, developed jointly with the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria, will also be shared with general practitioners and other medical practitioners.
Face masks in Victoria
Updated: 6 December
Victorians must carry a face mask with them when they leave home.
Wearing a face mask is only mandatory on public transport, while in taxis or ride share vehicles, or when going to large retail venues, including shopping centres, supermarkets and department stores.
Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended indoors and outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Staff still need to wear a mask when not in the act of teaching.
Students or staff who have a medical condition – including problems with their breathing, a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a mental health condition – are not required to wear a face mask.
The Department of Health and Human Services website has advice about face masks, including:
- which different types can be used;
- how to make your own;
- how to safely wear one; and
- how to safely remove it.
Thank you for your support in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our school community safe.