On 13 March, the Prime Minister announced a number of measures that all Premiers agreed to, on the basis of the advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Health Officers of the states and territories.
All non-essential planned gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled from 16 March.
These measures do not include the closure of early childhood services, schools or higher education institutions.
Closures will be made on the recommendation Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. Once this occurs, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will inform the Department of Education and Training, and we will then work with the school, service or institution to implement the closure.