Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government announced that from 11.59pm Sunday 2 August, all Victorians over the age of 12 must wear a face covering when they leave their home.
These measures will slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and help protect the community.
All secondary school students will need to wear a face covering at school, including when travelling to and from school. Where possible students are encouraged to bring their own reusable face covering however the school will have some single use masks available for students if needed.
While the Chief Health Officer recommends a mask with three-layers, any face mask, or covering is better than none. This includes a scarf or bandana. Face coverings must not contain offensive slogans, words or graphics.
More Information can be found on the Department’s webpage:
All school-based staff must wear face coverings at school, and when travelling to and from school. Teachers and education support staff will not be required to wear face coverings while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can.
Parents who have a concern about their child wearing a face mask, due to a medical or physical condition, should contact the school as soon as possible.
Parents/carers will be required to wear face coverings whenever they leave the house, including for school drop off and pick up.
Whilst we understand there is inconvenience with these new measures we value your continued support of the school and wider community through these difficult and unprecedented times by following and reinforcing with students the need to practise the recommended hygiene guidelines for the health of us all.