Melbourne schools close after students test positive to COVID-19

Melbourne schools close after students test positive to COVID-19

Two schools in Melbourne have closed after four students tested positive to COVID-19.

Two students at Pakenham Springs Primary School in Melbourne’s south-east and two students from St Dominic's School in Broadmeadows are now in self-isolation, along with all staff and students from both schools.

It is understood that the two infected students from Pakenham Springs are related and recently attended a large family gathering.  

The school’s acting principal, Renee Cotterell, said close contacts of the two students will be notified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) over the next 24 hours and supported to ensure they understand what actions to take.

Meanwhile, the Victorian Education Department has instructed anyone who attended St Dominic's School on June 2 or 3 to get tested.

The latest incident follows a number of other coronavirus-related school closures in the state.

Last month, Keilor Downs Secondary College in Melbourne’s northwest was closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19. Earlier in May, Meadowglen Primary School was closed after a teacher was confirmed to have the virus.