Schools are open again but there are still some restrictions in place: so what can you do and what can’t you? We pick apart the latest advice below!
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- Must be used by all visitors to the school, including parents who enter the school buildings
- Don’t need to be used by staff, students or parents who do not enter school buildings
Other school and curriculum settings
- Tech Schools, KIOSC and Science and Mathematics specialist centres have gone back to on-site learning, you can mix with people outside your class and school if you need to for your learning.
- Structured workplace learning and work experience students can go back to work, but make sure you know the restrictions in your workplace and if it’s a high risk workplace it’s recommended that you wait unless you need the placement for your VCAL, VCE, VET or IB.
- Specialist school students can return to community access programs and work experience programs, but make sure you know the restrictions in your workplace and if it’s a high risk workplace it’s recommended that you wait unless you need the placement for your VCAL, VCE, VET or IB.
Camps, playgrounds, pools and other school facilities and activities
- Camps and overnight stays are back on but if there’s more than one school using the facilities you have to make sure you stay separate and don’t use them at the same time.
- Outdoor education including excursions and overnight stays are okay for one school at a time.
- Incursions are okay as long as the school keeps a record of any visitors at the school.
- School tours for future students are back on but have to stay below public gathering limits and density limits for any spaces they’re visiting, plus visitors have to be recorded by the school.
- Non-essential visitors can go to schools as long as they’re recorded and any spaces they visit are under the density limits.
- School events are suspended unless they have a permit through the Public Event’s Framework pathway.
- Non-essential meetings, gatherings and assemblies that include people other than staff and students should be held remotely or should wait until Term 3.
- Excursions can go ahead all through Victoria.
- There is no group size limit but students should be in their class groups and make sure the venue can accommodate the size of your group.
- Density limits can be removed if only one school is using the venue but you should check with the school to make sure they don’t have any other restrictions in place.
Got questions? Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to find some answers!