Education and training sector guidance

Sector guidance for education and training businesses within Victoria.

Lockdown lifted across Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown will end at 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July. Businesses and venues can reopen with COVIDSafe measures in place and the Authorised Worker List will no longer apply. Face masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors (except at home) unless an exception applies. If you can work from home, you should work from home.

For further information, see How we work: Current restrictions.

The information on this page is not being updated during lockdown. For information on the current restrictions go to How we work: Current restrictions.

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: 

  • schools
  • 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 density quotient 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 density quotient rules

What are the current face mask requirements?

You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.

Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.

For a full list of settings where masks continue to be mandatory, see: Face masks.

Do I need to wear a face mask when working with children in an education setting?

Teachers and education support staff are not required to wear face masks while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can.

For more information on current face mask requirements, see face masks.

Reviewed 22 July 2021

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