As winter approaches and schools begin to close doors and windows, the Andrews Labor Government is more than doubling the number of air purifiers in schools to keep students and staff safer and slow the spread of coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced..
All kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced an extension..
Schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be one of the first priority areas to receive reusable face masks in coming weeks as remote learning returns. The Victorian Government has placed orders for 1.37 million reusable fabric masks from five Victorian manufacturers. These orders..
Most students in Victorian schools in areas under Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will return to flexible and remote learning for the start of Term 3, limiting the number of people moving across our state to help slow the spread of coronavirus. On the..
The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today finalised the agreement to support Victorian private hospitals, including St Vincent’s Private..
Victoria’s health system will receive a massive $1.3 billion injection to quickly establish an extra 4,000 ICU beds as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic and protect Victorian lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the boost, which will secure the..
Victoria’s public hospitals have today been directed to begin winding back all non-urgent surgery, where it is safe to do so, as preparations escalate for the health system to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. While hospital admissions for coronavirus patients remain low, they are rising..
Victoria Police has established a coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat coronavirus are followed. Coordinated through the Police Operations Centre, the officers will be out in the community doing spot checks on..
Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. The program will support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of..
I will inform National Cabinet tonight that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the spread of Coronavirus. This is not something that we do lightly, but it’s clear that if..
The Victorian Government will pump billions of dollars into the economy to help Victorian businesses and workers survive the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package, which has been..
The Andrews Labor Government today launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings,..
A new website has been launched to help teachers keep students learning in the event a school is closed because of COVID-19. Launched today, the new Learning From Home site provides age-appropriate, curriculum-based learning resources for early childhood services and primary and secondary school students. Minister for..