Today we have received the updated School Operations Guide from the Victorian Government Education Department and wish to advise that:
• School staff and secondary school students aged 12 or older must carry a face mask at all times and wear a face mask indoors when at school, including when attending an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program, unless a lawful exception applies. Face masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where physical distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained.
• Face masks are mandatory for all school staff and school students aged 12 or older on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles. This includes travelling to and from school on public transport or in a vehicle with others not from your household.
• For the purpose of communication, teachers and education support staff are not required to wear face masks while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can.
• Visitors and parents must also observe face mask requirements.
It is the responsibility of our students to have their face mask with them prior to leaving home in the morning to ensure they met the government guidelines.
Please see the Department of Health website for the latest face mask requirements as advice may change at short notice.