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

Operating guidelines for schools

Advice on school operations during COVID-19 can now be found in the Policy and Advisory Library (PAL).


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

  • 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 by 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)

    The communications support pack includes template letters and translations in community languages for school leaders to send to parents and guardians

  • COVID-19 phone lines

    Ask questions about COVID-19 and education settings by calling 1800 338 663, from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If you need an interpreter, call 131 450


Health advice for schools

Schools should consider a variety of strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For more 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