Response to COVID-19
We are currently staying COVIDSafe.
All schools are open for face-to-face learning.
Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) for Victorian schools
Rapid Antigen tests will continue to made available to families throughout the 2022 school year.
If your child tests positive:
Report the result through the Department of Health system or via the coronavirus hotline at 1800 675 398.
Notify the school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Isolate for 7 days and follow the steps for positive cases
The school will be in touch to support your child and your family during the time of isolation.
Children who are household contacts of a COVID-19 case are not required to quarantine. They may return to school as long as they undertake rapid antigen tests (RATs) 5 times during their 7-day period. They are required to notify the school that they are a household contact.
Students aged 8 years and above who are household contacts are required to wear face masks when indoors at school unless they have a valid exemption.
If a student household contact returns a positive RAT result, they then must isolate for 7 days.
Important COVIDsafe Information
Face masks, while recommended, are not required in any school setting.
This means learners in Years 3 to 6, staff and visitors in primary schools are no longer required to wear face masks.
Any learner or staff member who wishes to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.
Only adults who are working with children, including staff members, volunteers and parent helpers, must have proof of vaccination.
You will be asked to show your proof of vaccination when signing in at the office.
Visitors to the school do not require proof of vaccination.
Managing student illness in schools during coronavirus
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 by the Department of Health and Safer Care Victoria and 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 will be sent home and 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.