The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2022 has been published.
From 3 February 2022, all students aged eight years and over or are students in Year 4 and above legally must wear a mask on school transport services in the Red and Orange traffic light settings unless they have an exemption.
The Government is also now requiring that a face covering must be an actual mask. This means that face coverings such as scarves, bandannas or t-shirts pulled up over the face are no longer allowed. As above, it is recommended that masks be a medical-grade mask.
Students in Year 3 and below
While we encourage all students to wear masks on school transport, students in Year 3 and below are not required to wear masks.
Exemptions from wearing masks
Information on mask exemptions can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.