From Wednesday 5 August, students in Victoria will move to remote and flexible learning. Schools, including specialist schools in metropolitan Melbourne, will remain open for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers.

From Thursday 6 August, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in metropolitan Melbourne, will open only for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers.

Specialist schools and ECEC will remain open in regional and rural Victoria.

Latest advice

  • Permitted worker scheme

    From 11:59pm on 5 August, employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees

  • Term 3 arrangements in schools

    Schools in metropolitan Melbourne have different arrangements for Term 3 2020 than schools in regional and rural Victoria

  • Use of face coverings

    From 11.59pm Sunday 2 August, wearing a face covering will be compulsory in all of Victoria

  • Victoria's current restrictions

    Stage 4 restrictions are in place for metropolitan Melbourne. From 11:59pm on 5 August, stage 3 restrictions apply throughout regional Victoria

  • Health information

    Advice and updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Department of Health and Human Services


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