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COVID-19 — School Operations

Vaccination requirements do not apply to people attending a school on election day, for a state or federal election.

For details, refer to: COVID-19 Vaccinations – Visitors and Volunteers on School Sites

 

Overview

Department policy, guidance and advice on school operations during COVID-19 is set out in the School Operations Guide for Victorian government schools:

A range of other resources on school management of COVID-19 are linked from the Resources tab for this topic.

COVID-19 contacts for government schools

Department’s COVID-19 hotline

Call our dedicated COVID-19 phone advice line Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) and Saturday to Sunday (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) on 1800 338 663. The hotline will address or appropriately refer calls on all matters.

Cleaning

For further assistance with cleaning advice, email cleaning@education.vic.gov.au

Finance

For the School Financial Management Support Unit, phone 03 7022 2222 or email schools.finance.support@education.vic.gov.au 

Health and safety (staff)

For further assistance with staff health and safety advice, phone 1300 074 715 or email safety@education.vic.gov.au

Human resources

For further information about human resources (including leave) and COVID-19 staff vaccination, phone 1800 641 943. 

Principals and business managers may seek advice from Schools People Services at internal.people.services@education.vic.gov.au in circumstances where evidence to support infectious diseases leave is not available.

Media unit

For support with media matters, phone 03 8688 7776.

Outside School Hours Care and other early childhood

Call the department’s COVID-19 hotline during business hours on 1800 338 663.

Procurement

For questions about the delivery or supply of rapid antigen tests or facemasks for your school, contact schools.procurement@education.vic.gov.au

Regional contacts

Schools can contact their regional COVID teams for support:

Principals can also contact their senior education improvement leader (SEIL) to discuss any queries.

Service Now (IT support)

For IT support with eduPay vaccination information or the Schools COVID-19 Case Management Tool (including gaining access to the system) submit a service request or phone 1800 641 943.

Student transport

For further student transport advice, email student.transport@education.vic.gov.au or phone 03 7022 2247.

Ventilation and air purification

For further assistance with ventilation and air purification advice, contact the Victorian School Building Authority on 1800 896 950 or email airpurifiers@education.vic.gov.au

Department COVID-19 operational advice for schools

Reviewed 17 May 2022

Policy last updated

17 May 2022

Scope

  • Schools

Contact

There are multiple contacts for this topic. Refer to the ‘COVID-19 contacts for government schools’ section for details.

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