Parents and principals left in the dark about Coronavirus risk

As teachers across the state return to work today, and students are set to return later this week, parents and principals have raised concerns about the lack of information provided to them about managing the risk of the Coronavirus in Victorian schools.

It’s not just schools being kept in the dark, with childcare centres across the state also not being kept fully informed of what they should do to manage the risk of the Coronavirus.

While a number of schools have contacted parents with clear guidelines about how to manage the risk of Coronavirus, some Victorian government schools have received no advice on how to respond to the potential for Coronavirus infections.

Daniel Andrews must ensure all Victorian schools are given clear advice on exactly how to manage the risk of the Coronavirus in our schools and provide more specific advice to any families returning from the Wuhan province.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Cindy McLeish:

“Daniel Andrews must take immediate action to ensure that parents and principals have all the information they need to ensure that our schools are kept as safe as possible.

“Parents deserve to know exactly what Daniel Andrews is doing, and what they can do to help keep their children safe from the risk of Coronavirus infection in our schools.”

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