The Department regularly updates its coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic advice and guidance for schools. This page is designed to help our Princes Hill Secondary School community find the most up-to-date advice and access key coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources.
We will continue to inform our school community of any updates or new information via Compass Newsfeeds and post important content on this page for reference.
There is no longer a requirement for principals to inform the school community of a positive case associated with the school.
From 13 October 2022, COVIDSafe measures have changed but all Victorian government schools are required to continue to implement important practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Schools must continue to take the important steps of ensuring air purifiers are in use, external ventilation is maximised, good personal hygiene is encouraged and face masks continue to be made available for staff, students and visitors who wish to wear them.
Thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our school community safe and well.
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The school community should continue to refer to Compass for regular Newsfeeds about school learning, activities and information. Click on the heading of the latest announcements below for the most recent information. Click here for all prior announcements.
We continue to take all possible steps to maximise ventilation of learning and teaching spaces throughout the school with windows and doors open throughout. This includes classes and meetings being conducted outdoors where reasonably practicable. Additionally, we have air purifiers positioned in nearly all internal spaces especially those considered to be less well ventilated.
Vital Covid-19 Steps
We continue to apply a range of mitigation measures on public health, following Department of Education and OHS advice as detailed below.
Students should practise physical distancing wherever possible. Maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres will not always be practical in the school environment.
Staff must practise physical distancing 1.5m between themselves and other staff members or adults to the extent that is reasonably practicable. Staff should physically distance themselves from students where appropriate and feasible.
Staff and students who wish to wear a face mask will be supported to do so, and we continue to make face masks available for staff, students and visitors.
The Department of Health recommends that masks should be worn by a person who is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 when leaving home.
Additionally, the Department of Health recommends that masks should be worn by a person who has COVID-19 for at least 7 days after a positive test when they need to leave home.
We understand that many students and staff members, including those who are medically at-risk, or are house hold contacts will to continue to wear a facemask.
Vaccination requirements for visitors to schools
Parents, carers and other adult visitors, including contractors, are no longer required to show evidence of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.