As you would be aware, the Victorian Government has introduced new measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
These measures do not apply to schools in regional and rural Victoria, including ours.
Our school will therefore continue to operate as normal from the start of Term 3 today Monday 13 July.
The health advice is that schools can continue to operate while observing health measures recommended by the Victorian Chief Health Officer.
To provide further assurance, our school, will only be conducting temperature checks for students who appear unwell.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has confirmed that the use of face masks or coverings by adults or children is not recommended in schools at this time. As has always been the case, students who wish to wear face masks in school and in going to and from school may do so.
If you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, you should get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay home.
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
These continue to be challenging times and I will keep you updated on further information as soon as it is available.
Stay well and keep safe.