Coronavirus Update March 15


Dear Edithvale Primary School Families,

I understand that there is considerable anxiety and concern surrounding the increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world and I wish to assure you that we continue to follow the daily updates and advice being given to us from the Department of Education and Training.

Unless we are informed otherwise, our school will be operating classes as normal on Monday- except to add that some staff will be given time throughout the day to develop lesson plans that can be undertaken in the home environment- should the seemingly inevitable closure of schools eventuate. Closures will only be made on the recommendation Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. Once this occurs, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will inform the Department of Education and Training, and they will then work with us to implement the closure.

The most recent updates from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can be found at and the attached poster provides some tips and advice on how to reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19.

James Whitla

Additional Information:

VolunteerLetter2019  DHHS – the importance of our schools remaining open  (118) 16-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet  (144)  28-Jan-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 13 Mar – (209 KB) 13-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 3 Feb – (124 KB) 03-Feb-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 31 January – (57 KB) 31-Jan-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Information about EPS Home Learning with SEESAW – (121KB) 25-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Learning from Home: Information for parents and carers (208 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Letter explaining student work from home – (376 KB) 19-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Loan of Assets Agreement (444 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Physical Distancing Guidance for Schools (218 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  Reduce your risk of coronavirus poster – (651 KB) 15-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Update on the coronavirus outbreak – 28 January – (74 KB) 28-Jan-2020

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