COVID 19 News

Face Masks

Victorian Government Face Mask Information Here

Face mask requirements have changed. Face masks reduce the risk of transmission; however currently there is no requirement to wear face masks in a secondary school settings. There are some settings still requiring a face mask and we strongly recommend wearing a face mask where physical distancing cannot be maintained. We encourage you to review Face Mask information regularly at the link provided above.

COVID-19 Hotline

The Department of Education and Training’s COVID_19 hotline is available from 8am – 6pm, 7 days a week (excluding public holidays), phone 1800 338 663.

DET COVID-19 Hotline

Ask questions about COVID-19 and education settings by calling 1800 338 663 (8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday, excluding public holidays).

Keeping Safe – What you need to keep doing!

  • Practice good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Carry a face mask when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • Wear a face mask when required, unless a lawful exception applies.
  • If you feel unwell do not go to work or school.
  • Get tested at a nearby testing location. Return home immediately.
  • If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for test result or you have tested positive and need to self-isolate you may be eligible for a worker support payment.
  • If your condition worsens contact your GP or a health professional. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero, you may need to be admitted to hospital.

Source: Victorian Government. Staying Safe accessed 1/12/21 from https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/staying-safe

Management of COVID-19 In Schools

Visit the Victorian Government Management of COVID-19 in schools site for up-to-date information on how schools will manage confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/management-coronavirus-schools

Additional Information

For further Department of Health and Human Services Daily Updates visit:

Coronavirus (COVID_19) Daily Update

Coronavirus (COVID_19) Information

Case-Alerts-Public-Exposure-Sites

For further Department of Health and Human Services translated information visit Translated Coronavirus (COVID_19) Resources

For advice and assistance in relation to Coronavirus for parents/guardians/carer, please visit the Department of Education and Training (DET) COVID advice for parents page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extreme Hardship Support Program

Extreme Hardship Support Program FAQ Sheet

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CVOID-19-extreme-hardship

Privacy Statement

All staff including contractors, service providers and volunteers of the Department, and this Victorian government school (our school), must comply with Victorian privacy law and this policy.

In Victorian government schools the management of ‘personal information’ and ‘health information’ is governed by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) (collectively, Victorian privacy law). This policy explains how our school collects and manages personal and health information, consistent with Victorian privacy law.

Visit Privacy Policy and School’s Privacy Policy pages to learn more.

Schools’ Privacy Policy is translated into:

Schools’ privacy policy

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/Schools-Privacy-Policy-English.pdf

Schools’ privacy policy: information for parents

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/Schools-Privacy-Policy-information-for-parents.aspx

Source: Department of Education and Training. (20 May 2021). Schools’ privacy Policy

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