Melbourne’s next steps: Primary school students will go back to the classroom

Primary school students across Melbourne will head back to the classroom in Term 4, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today.

Students will go back in the week beginning October 12.

It was announced in August prep to Grade 2 students would return.

“In Melbourne, ahead of schedule, we will be able to have all of our primary school kids back at school in the week beginning 12 October,” Mr Andrews said.

He said it may be a staggered approach for some schools.

He said they were “safe and steady” steps forward.

Other key points:

  • The curfew will be removed, effective tomorrow 5am
  • A household or a limit of 5 people (from a maximum of 2 households) will be able to gather outside
  • The limit on one person going shopping from each household once a day has been lifted
  • The plan is to move to the next step a week early, on October 19
  • Tennis clubs, golf clubs etc will remain closed
  • Outdoor exercise without accessing a facility is allowed, within the 5 kilometre limit of your home
  • The fine for gathering in a home has increased from nearly $1600 to $4957

Playgrounds open, staged return to school for some

We are at STEP 2 and here’s what is changing! All Primary School students back on Oct 12! 🙌RULES FROM MONDAY…

Posted by Tim Richardson on Saturday, 26 September 2020