VIC COVID-19 Update

Posted on 22 September 2021
By Tegan Carrison, Executive Director, AAPi

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Victorian School Staff

Today the Victorian Government announced the mandatory vaccination of all school staff, in all schools in Victoria. This will include all staff working in schools and early education settings except for those with a valid medical exemption.

School staff must have one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 18 October and be fully vaccinated by 29 November 2021. 

Please note, this is all the information we have at present. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this announcement, we encourage you to talk to your school. 

A $190 million school package was also announced for school safety measures including air purification systems.

Ballarat Lockdown to end at midnight tonight 

The region will align with all other regional areas not in lockdown. Other restrictions include mask wearing indoors and outdoors, no home visits. 

Point Lonsdale 

From midnight tonight, Point Lonsdale will be under the same rules as the borough of Queenscliff. Part of Point Lonsdale in the 3225 postcode was in lockdown due to its location in greater Geelong, which is currently under lockdown restrictions.