For the latest COVID-19 updates, restrictions, travel permits, and exposure sites visit the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus website.

Operating guidelines

For more information visit Operating guidelines for schools


Health and safety measures

This guidance applies to all schools. Visit health and safety measures for more information, including pre-service teacher placements in schools and school bus services

  • Cleaning supplies and services

    Additional cleaning is being implemented at all schools. The extended and increased cleaning involves progressive cleaning throughout the day, with a focus on high-touch surfaces

  • School boarding premises

    Advice for school boarding premises on managing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their facilities

  • COVID-19 Safety Management Plan (COVIDSafe Plan)

    Manage safety risks in schools in accordance with the minimum requirements for COVIDSafe Plans, in conjunction with the School Operations Guide, endorsed by the Victorian Chief Health Officer

  • Communicate with your school community (education log in required)

    Template letters and translations in community languages for school leaders to send to parents and guardians

  • COVID-19 phone line

    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). If you need an interpreter, call 131 450 first.


Health advice for schools

Schools should consider a variety of strategies to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For information visit Health advice for schools


Student learning

Advice for schools about how to ensure learning continuity for your students. For information visit Learning from home in a school setting