Both the Herald-Sun and the Age have reported this morning that Victorian school students over the age of eight are being ‘asked’ to wear masks indoors, although mask-wearing is still not mandatory.
According to the Age report, “A letter outlining the mask advice change — signed by the heads of the state, independent and Catholic education sectors — states that it is “strongly recommended” that students aged eight and over wear masks when indoors.”
Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the Herald-Sun report. Gail said parents were “all doing our best not to allow our mindset to be driven by fear and fatigue.”
“Congratulations to all, for your efforts in 2022 so far, it hasn’t been easy and we have to ride the remaining winter wave a little longer. This is why Parents Victoria has created our own message about masks – Mask up, it can’t hurt!”