Students in Year 3 and above are now required to wear a fitted face mask while in the classroom or otherwise indoors at all Victorian schools. It is also strongly recommended for students in Prep/Foundation through to Year 2 to stop the spread of COVID-19 but is not compulsory.
Children and young people are far more likely to catch or spread the COVID-19 Delta variant than previous strains. Statistics show that children and young people 0-19 years make up 22% of COVID-19 cases in Victoria this year.
The number of Victorians in hospital with COVID-19 has jumped 10% in 24 hours. 620 Victorians are now battling COVID-19 in hospital, an increase of 56 since yesterday, with 114 in ICU and 76 on a ventilator.
What people are saying?
Richard Laxton Which they said. But what do asymptomatic carriers do? Spread the disease to others. So rather than panic, this is a sensible precaution to keep the whole community, including those who are not yet fully vaccinated, safe.
Avidreader Vaccination is the only thing that will turn this around. If anyone is having trouble booking in I’m happy to help point you to where appointments or pharmacies are available. Nothing is more important right now.