COVID Safety

COVID Safety at School

Testing | Vaccinations

Current advice from the Victorian government is available at Face masks.


Staff and students who wish to wear a face mask should be supported to do so, and schools should continue to make face masks available for staff, students and visitors.


The Department of Health recommends that masks should be worn by a person who is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 when leaving home.


Additionally, the Department of Health recommends that masks should be worn by a person who has COVID-19 for at least 7 days after a positive test when they need to leave home.

If your child is unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms, they must stay home. If your child becomes unwell during the day, they should be collected from school as soon as possible.

If your child has any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) below, however mild, they should get tested for COVID-19:

  • fever
  • chills or sweats
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • loss of sense of smell or taste

Health advice

For more health advice:

  • visit Coronavirus Victoria
  • call the 24-hour COVID-19 Hotline 1800 675 398
  • call your child’s general practitioner (GP)
  • call Nurse on Call 1300 606 024

COVID-19 Testing

It is recommended that rapid antigen tests (RATs) are used by students when symptomatic.

Students who report a positive result should notify the school and are recommended to isolate for a minimum of 5 days and not attend school until their symptoms have resolved.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available to everyone aged 5 years and older.
You can find a doctor or pharmacy near you using the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

The following local clinics can also be contacted for assistance:

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