Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
Today the Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all Victorian adults and young people aged above 12 years will be required to wear a mask in public as of midnight this Sunday.
I have just received advice from DET this will include schools with the following details:
- Primary Students who are aged 12 or over by Year 6 will not be required to wear face coverings while at school or travelling to and from school.
- All secondary school students regardless of age will need to wear a face covering while at school at all times unless eating or drinking, including when travelling to and from school, unless they are travelling alone in a vehicle or with members of their household.
- All school-based staff must wear face coverings at 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/carers will be required to wear face coverings whenever they leave the house, including for school drop off and pick up. If they are travelling in a car alone, or only with members of their household, they do not need to wear a mask. (see DHHS guidelines)https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-regional-victoria-coronavirus-covid-19#can-i-wear-a-scarf-or-bandana-instead
- There may be exemptions for students for specific medical conditions. If you are concerned for your child given a particular medical condition which could be exacerbated due to wearing a face covering please contact either Scott Burton or Kelli Jacobsen for advice.
- Students are required to supply their own face covering.
- A small number of masks will be available at the College for emergencies.
- Students who refuse to wear a face covering will be required to go home
If you have any concerns please email me at Jean.Olley@education.vic.gov.au
I will keep you up to date of any further DET advice around face coverings.
Bright P-12 College