School materials delivered across Victoria
Essential learning materials and school supplies are being transported by school buses to students studying from home across Victoria.
The initiative supports learning continuity as almost all Victorian students learn from home during Term 2 to increase physical distancing and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Victorian schools have been using both online and offline education materials that can be completed by students at home.
As bus patronage numbers remain low, staff are using routes to deliver hard copy materials to students who need it and collect their finished work.
The service is being offered across the state, including in the Lake Bolac, East Lodden, Wonthaggi and Koo Wee Rup areas.
Parents in regional and remote areas who may need to take advantage of this service, even if their children do not usually catch the bus, can contact their school.
Physical distancing protocols are being observed during the distribution of materials and bus operators continue to sanitise buses to slow the spread of coronavirus.
To support those students who do need to access on-site learning, regional school bus services have resumed on over 2000 routes across Victoria. Public Transport services are also operating as normal and available to students who need to travel.
Students should practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene when travelling on trains, trams and regular bus services to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Don’t travel if you are unwell.
While school looks a little different this term, school speed zones remain the same statewide, operating between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on weekdays. It’s the simplest way to keep all Victorians safe, protect students getting to and from school and to avoid confusion for motorists about what speed limits apply.
Motorists are urged to be patient, stick to the school speed zone limits and take extra care when driving around schools and allow students to cross the road safely.