Children in Years 6, 10 and 12 will be able to return to school from Monday 8 June, while private nurseries will be able to welcome back children in "bubbles".
The move was announced by the Education Minister, Senator Tracey Vallois, this afternoon.
She said that the move was based on advice from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC), and the Medical Officer for Health Dr Susan Turnbull.
Video: The Education Minister announced the phased return to school during a press conference this afternoon.
According to their advice:
The Minister explained that the gradual return to school for some students will go hand-in-hand with more frequent cleaning at schools, PPE being made available to staff, physical distancing between students and the marking of stairwells and corridors to maintain this, and staggering start, lunch breaks and pick-ups.
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