COVID-19 Info Hub
As a College, we are committed to maintaining a COVID-Safe community and acknowledge the support of our parents and carers and trust the following information will help guide parents/carers in what to do for management of positive or close household contact.
From the start of Term 3, the three education sectors in Victoria have encouraged all students & staff to wear masks while indoors at school to reduce the impacts of the COVID pandemic and the flu season.
We are encouraging our students and staff to wear masks but this will not be mandated at this time as the choice remains with individuals/families. As a College, we may consider this requirement if we have a significant outbreak within classes/year levels to reduce the spread.
Visitors to the College
The best news is that we can welcome our parents/carers and visitors back onsite. This means that our parents/carers can attend our weekly Chapels and other College events as long as they are not unwell.
Only those visitors performing work or volunteering at the College are required to show evidence of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
There is also no requirement to use the QR Code to register being onsite.
Management of Covid-19 Cases at Victory
Report the Positive Test Result
Students/families and staff are required to notify the school and the Department of Health if they test positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, the school must be notified where a student is a household or household-like contact.
This information assists us in data tracking and ensuring a safe school environment for all students and staff onsite.
All RA testing must be completed at home before school with students or parents/carers reporting any POSITIVE Test results to:
- Victory Lutheran College - via email: firstname.lastname@example.org including your child's name, year level, date of test.
- State Departments – depending on whether you live in Victoria or NSW:
If a student tests positive through a RA test, but they do not have symptoms or have not been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 it is recommended to get a PCR test within 48 hours and stay isolated at all times until they receive their result.
If the subsequent PCR test is negative, the student can return to school.
The College does not require any notification of NEGATIVE Rapid Antigen Tests.
Isolate at Home
If a student or staff member returns a positive test result, they have COVID-19 and must do the following:
- Report the positive result (see above)
- Quarantine for 7 days (inclusive of weekends)
- Stay home until their symptoms have resolved and they are well
- Everyone in the household is a household contact but is not required to isolate.
Where a student is a household contact of a positive result (spent more than 4 hours inside a house/accommodation):
- They no longer need to isolate as long as they take the additional safety measures in the 7 days that would have been their quarantine period.
- They must notify the College that they will be attending school during the 7-day period.
- They must complete a negative Rapid Antigen Test each school day before arriving at the College.
- They must wear a mask (8 years and older unless they have a valid exemption) while indoors at the College.
Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have completed their 7-day isolation period, do not need to undertake rapid antigen test (RAT) screening for 12 weeks after their release from isolation. This was previously 8 weeks.
General advice and support
Advice and further resources about what to do if you or your child tests positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are available at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria.
Or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.