Health, hygiene and wellbeing

  • Health, hygiene and safety with on-site schooling

    A variety of strategies to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission

  • Mental health, wellbeing and support

    Support for staff and students with the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has on mental health and wellbeing

  • Health information

    In-line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, schools should consider a variety of strategies to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices


School operations

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) phone line

    Advice for principals, teachers and school staff to ask questions or provide feedback on Department services, call 1800 338 663, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

  • Schools impacted by the return to Stage 3 restrictions

    Catholic, Independent and Government schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire impacted by the return to Stage 3 restrictions

  • Return to school operations guide

    Supports the staged return to face-to-face teaching, including advice about school health and safety measures (education login required)

  • Day-to-day school activities

    Advice regarding school breakfast clubs, sporting facilities, council meetings and operation of school canteens

  • School boarding premises

    Managing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in school boarding premises

  • School camps

    Guidance to operators of school camps and participating school groups on health and safety measures

  • School bus services

    School bus networks started operating at full capacity from 26 May. Information about cleaning and physical distancing aboard school buses

  • Working from home

    Guidance to all ongoing and fixed-term teaching service employees who are working from home

  • Communicate with your school community

    Template letters and translations in community languages for school leaders to send to parents and guardians (education login required)

  • Pre-service teacher placements

    Supervised PST placements should go ahead as planned, within the operating guidelines previously circulated to schools


Student learning

  • Learning from home

    Advice for parents, students, schools, early childhood education and care about flexible learning

  • Training and work placements

    VET and work placements and SBATs training and employment placements can continue if health and safety considerations are met

  • Changes to student learning

    Updates to NAPLAN, VCE and VET as well as subject-specific advice for classroom management of 'hands-on learning spaces'