The Herald-Sun published an article today under the headline, “Andrews government won’t rule out jab mandates for kids”.
According to the article, “The Victorian government has left the door open to imposing vaccine mandates on kids aged from five to 11, despite backflipping on bans that would have stopped older children attending their own school graduations.
Authorities also appeared to wind back the mandate after thousands of unvaccinated kids were locked out of community sport at the weekend.”
PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article.
Gail’s comments, as supplied to the Herald-Sun, were: “Parents Victoria recommends parents and carers communicate directly with their school if they are unclear on any of arrangements if their unvaxxed 12- 15 year old child has any upcoming external school activities. At this point, PV’s understanding is that if it is a school arranged event, part of the educational program and with a supervising teacher the student will be permitted to attend. Covid school life is evolving and extremely important that families read and understand school communications at all times and if in doubt, ask!”
There still seems to be an issue where the school activities involving the children catching public transport for the activity. There is also a problem with their end of year trip to Funfields, even though it is a school event with teachers, there seems to be an issue because other schools will be attending. So they are still missing out, even thought these are school excursions.
Thanks for alerting us to this issue Kelly. You could call the DET Hotline on 1800 338 663 (8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday, excluding public holidays).