Restrictions for the education and training sector
For more information on restrictions in each education and training sector, visit the following pages on the Department of Education and Training website.
Frequently asked questions - current restrictions
Updated on: 25 June 2021
Read below for answers to questions frequently asked by businesses and organisations in the education and training sector.
Does the density quotient apply in childcare and education settings?
No. Spaces used by students and children such as classrooms, hallways and gymnasiums, are not subject to the density quotient in the following settings:
- non-school senior secondary providers
- childcare or early childhood services
- higher education services used by students or children, including classrooms and clinical areas of a hospital.
The applies to spaces used only by workers (such as workers’ lunchrooms, photocopier room, principal’s office, reception and resource rooms). The density quotient also applies to any publicly accessible areas such as foyers. Find out more about the .
What are the current face mask requirements?
Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
Do I need to wear a face mask when working with children in an education setting?
Reviewed 22 July 2021