Face masks must be worn indoors – Fri 5th Feb

Good afternoon, Galen students, parents, carers and guardians.

As you are aware by now, there has been a change in the COVID restrictions since yesterday. Schools today received an update on what these changes mean for those attending or working at schools.

Here is a summary of the key points from the advice provided to schools:

Students please note: as of Friday all students MUST wear a mask when indoors at school and when on public transport, including school buses.

The key points are:

  • Masks are mandatory in public indoor spaces apart from eating or drinking
  • Masks MUST be worn by students on public transport including school buses
  • All Victorians MUST carry a mask with them whenever they leave home
  • It is strongly recommended that masks are worn whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Students MUST wear a mask when indoors at school
  • Staff MUST wear face masks in indoor areas of the school when not teaching or caring
  • If a person is working by themselves in an enclosed indoor space, a mask does not have to be worn
  • Visitors to school sites must also wear masks when indoors

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries.


Bernard Neal