Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so.
From Tuesday 26 May, all Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, specialist school students, as well as VCE and VCAL students will return to on-site learning at government schools. The next fortnight, and a pupil free day at all schools on 25 May, will give staff, schools and families time to prepare for the change.
Premier's statement on phased return to classrooms in Victoria
View the statement on the Premier's website.
Department of Education and Training
The Department of Education and Training is providing the latest information and advice about schools, early childhood education services, TAFE and training providers.
If you think a child, student or staff member may have the coronavirus, please call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline (1800 675 398).
If a child, student or staff member is a confirmed case, please call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to discuss further actions (1300 651 160).
Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
For more information:
Victorian School Staff Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Scheme
The Victorian School Staff Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Scheme is now closed.
The Victorian Government sends a big thank you to the thousands of school staff who volunteered for testing under the two-week program.
The voluntary testing program for school staff ran from 13 to 26 May and encouraged school staff to get tested, even if they had no symptoms.
But it remains important that school staff who have even mild symptoms get tested, and if they are unwell, they stay home.
Victorian school staff who are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) should contact their local GP or the 24-hour coronavirus hotline (1800 675 398) for advice and testing.
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Study Melbourne is committed to ensuring all international students studying or commencing their studies in Melbourne and Victoria who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak stay informed and supported.
- Visit the Study Melbourne COVID-19 support site