BENDIGO principals say students have quickly adapted to changes to face masks in schools.
Premier Daniel Andrews advised students in secondary schools would be required to wear masks from Thursday after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to COVID-19.
Teachers were not required to wear masks while teaching but needed to wear them while moving around indoor spaces.
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Primary school students were not required to wear masks.
Bendigo Senior Secondary College principal Dale Pearce said he notified his staff and students of the general government advice late on Wednesday night.
Mr Pearce said the Department of Education and Training officially provided the information to schools about 7.30am on Thursday.
The principal said BSSC had single-use masks available for students who did not have a mask, but very few of the items were needed.
"There has been a very positive response," Mr Pearce said. "People are accustomed to wearing and carrying masks around with them.
"The news spread quickly. If I was the premier or the minister, I would be very pleased that people understand the need to respond and are willing to respond without questions."
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Marist College Bendigo principal Darren McGregor said his school also notified families on Thursday morning without any issues.
"Everyone has just slipped back into it," he said. "It's not new to them. They all understand."
Mr Pearce said schools were told there were no further changes to things like excursions or school camps.
"We will be proceeding as planned," he said. "There are no lockdowns arranged at this stage."
Mr McGregor said Marist's year 12 retreat and year seven camps were going ahead as scheduled next week.
"They are really important events for the kids at the start of the year," he said. "Luckily we were able to still hold the camps."
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