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18 March 2020
The State Government has cancelled or postponed all Victorian school-based excursions based on the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The Department of Education and Training has acted on advice from the Victorian chief health officer and Department of Health and Human Services.
It advises: “All excursions outside the school for purposes such as visits to cultural institutions, art galleries, theatres and sporting events or facilities – other than those local facilities regularly used by the school – planned from and including Tuesday, March 17, must be postponed or cancelled.”
The department declared school sport was considered an excursion.
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The measures are intended to protect the health of students and the broader community.
School Sport Victoria had already postponed many school sport events planned for the remainder of the first term of school, including state selection trials and training.
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