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Update on COVID-19

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Information as of Friday 26 March 2.30PM AEST

As of 6PM, Friday 26 March, COVIDSafe settings will be further relaxed.

Although we are moving back in the direction of normality, we encourage all students and staff to keep their masks on hand. Although masks are only required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, and in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities and hospitals -to continue keeping your fellow peers safe, please maintain 1.5 metre distancing as often as possible.

GOTAFE is actively working to manage the situation with COVID-19 following advice from the Department of Education and Training which is being advised by the Department of Health and Human Services.

A friendly reminder that social distancing is encouraged on campus, both in and outside of class. Make sure you know the social distancing rules.

Current Victorian Restrictions

GOTAFE campuses are open. Restrictions will ease further by end of today:

  • Leave home: No restriction on reasons to leave home but stay safe.
  • Public gatherings: Up to 200 people can gather outdoors from any number of households, infants under 12 months are not included in the cap.
  • Visitors to the home: Up to 100 visitors can visit a home in a day (infants under 12 months are not counted in the cap). Visitors may be from any number of households and may visit either together or separately.
  • Masks must be carried at all times. Masks are only required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, and in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities and hospitals. Masks are no longer required in retail settings.
  • Density limit of 1 person per two square metres applies.

Face masks no longer mandatory in GOTAFE settings - however they must be carried with you.


Find more information on face masks here

We urge students to continue to monitor the list of exposure sites in Victoria. If you have been to one of these sites, please get tested and quarantine in line with the health advice.

Even if you haven’t visited these sites, if you have any symptoms, please get tested and stay at home until you get your result.

Status at a Glance

GOTAFE education has recommenced

No confirmed cases on any campus

Do not attend campus if unwell

Electronic Sign-In

As we transition back to campus, we remind you that electronic sign-in stations are located at each entry point across all campus locations. To ensure the continued safety of the GOTAFE community, it is imperative that you sign in using the QR code and follow instructions to use the temperature testing units. If you have any questions regarding the sign-in process, please speak to reception staff.

COVID-19 Fact Sheets Translated

The Department of Home Affairs has created a number of translated COVID-19 Fact Sheets.

Topics covered include:

  • Close contact with confirmed cases
  • Community return
  • FAQ’s
  • Identifying symptoms
  • Isolation guidance
  • Residential care services
  • Early childhood centres
  • Social distancing
For all available fact sheets, please visit the SCOA website. Here is a sample:

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