COVID-19: Two Victorian schools closed

COVID-19: Two Victorian schools closed

Students and staff at two Victorian schools have been sent into isolation as a precaution after potential COVID-19 exposure.

Victoria’s Department of Health confirmed that a positive case was at Barwon Heads Primary School in south-east of Geelong, which has now been closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing.

The Department also reported that a teacher who attended a staff development day at Bacchus Marsh Grammar tested positive for the virus. The school has also been directed to close.

In a statement, the Department said public health teams are working closely with the leadership and community at both schools.

“Affected individuals will be contacted directly and further updates will be provided when they are available,” the statement read.

“The schools will not be listed as public exposure sites online as comprehensive record-keeping practices were in place.”

The news came as Victoria recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

No new cases have yet been reported in today’s figures by Victoria’s Health Department.