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Current COVIDSafe settings in schools

Schools in regional Victoria

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, schools in regional Victoria will return to face-to-face learning for all students from and including Friday 4 June.

All students and school staff are required to attend school in accordance with normal arrangements from and including Friday 4 June.

This includes students and staff who reside in metropolitan Melbourne and work in schools in regional Victoria.

Outside School Hours Care programs operating in schools in regional Victoria can restart on Friday 4 June.

Schools in metropolitan Melbourne

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning, at this stage until Thursday 10 June. This includes students who reside in regional Victoria but are enrolled in a school in metropolitan Melbourne, with the exception of vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers.

There is one important change to the current settings:

Students enrolled in schools in metropolitan Melbourne in Years 11 and 12 and any other students enrolled in Unit 3/4 VCE studies or the final year of a VCAL qualification or International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification will return to face-to-face learning from and including Friday 4 June.

Staff should attend as necessary to provide face-to-face teaching for students enrolled in Years 11 and 12 and Unit 3/4 VCE studies, and students in their final year of a VCAL qualification from and including Friday 4 June.

On-site supervision programs for schools in metropolitan Melbourne

In addition to on-site provision for students in years 11 and 12 and any other students enrolled in Unit 3/4 VCE studies or the final year of a VCAL qualification or International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne should continue to provide an on-site supervision program for the week of Friday 4 – Thursday 10 June for limited numbers of students. The students may include:

  • children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site:
    • children experiencing vulnerability, including:
    • children in out-of-home care
    • children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
    • children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other mental health services)

Outside School Hours Care programs operating in schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue to be able to provide education and care for:

  • children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site
  • children experiencing vulnerability

More information

For more details, visit the Statement from the Victorian Government and the circuit breaker restrictions for how we live.

Reviewed 06 June 2021

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