Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information for AEU members

The coronavirus (COVID) pandemic is presenting unique and rapidly evolving challenges to all those working in public education. Your health and safety is the AEU’s highest priority.

It is strongly recommended that staff and students who test positive to COVID-19 should stay home and isolate for at least 5 days and should not attend after 5 days if still symptomatic.

Those who are symptomatic but have not tested positive should not attend schools, TAFEs and early childhood services.

The Department of Health recommends that masks should be worn by a person who has COVID-19 for at least 7 days after a positive test.

Students and staff who wish to wear a face mask should be supported to do so.

Every Victorian organisation with on-site operations should continue to maintain, review and update a COVIDSafe Plan as appropriate.


The department’s COVID-19 hotline is 1800 338 663.

Other advice

If members have specific inquiries, they should email [email protected] or contact the AEU directly on 1800 AEU VIC (1800 238 842).