STAFF at Holy Rosary Primary School have been informed of a COVID-19 case within the school community.
In a message to parents and families, principal Paul Wilkinson reminded everyone to "be cautious".
"We have been informed of a positive COVID-19 case within the senior area of the school," he said.
"As such, following the most recent guidelines we have asked that all children and staff in grades five and six be tested.
"The most up to date advice from the Health Department is that children in these classes must be tested and may return to school when they receive a negative PCR test.
"All other classes are not deemed close contacts at this stage. We are very fortunate to now be in a position to remain open and have a more targeted approach to isolating and returning to school.
The emergence of a positive case reminds us all the importance of wearing masks, washing hands, using sanitiser and continuing to be conscious of the things that have reduced the risk of infection.
"The changes to restrictions continue to require primary school children (grade three to six) and staff, to wear masks and encourages the younger children to do so as well."
GREATER Bendigo has recorded 14 new cases on Thursday, taking the total active cases in the region to 104.
There were four new cases in the postcode of 3550, eight in 3551 and two in 3556.
In other parts of the state, Campaspe Shire recorded one new case, four in the Macedon Ranges and one in the Gannawarra Shire.
The Buloke, Loddon, Mount Alexander and Central Goldfields shires recorded zero new cases.
From November 26, the following workers (and volunteers and students on placement) who are leaving home for work are required to show evidence to their employer that they are fully vaccinated:
- Accommodation workers
- Agriculture and forestry workers
- Airport workers
- Ancillary, support and welfare workers
- Authorised officers
- Care workers
- Community workers
- Creative arts workers
- Custodial workers
- Emergency service workers
- Entertainment and function workers
- Funeral workers
- Higher education workers
- Justice service centre workers
- Marriage celebrants
- Manufacturing workers
- Meat and seafood processing workers
- Media and film production workers
- Mining workers
- Physical recreation workers
- Ports and freight workers
- Professional sports, high-performance sports or racing person
- Professional services workers
- Public sector employees
- Real estate workers
- Religious workers
- Repair and maintenance workers
- Retail workers (including workers at food & drink facilities; licenced premises)
- Science and technology workers
- Social and community service workers
- Transport workers
- Utilities and urban workers
- Veterinary and pet/animal care workers
These requirements already apply to the following workers:
- Workers in residential aged care facilities
- Workers at construction sites
- Workers in healthcare settings
The requirements will apply to the following workers from November 29:
- Workers at school, childcare and early education services (plus outside school hours care services)
For more information, including a description of workers in each category, visit Information for Industry and Workers required to be vaccinated.
VICTORIA has reached its 90 per cent vaccination target for residents aged 12 and over, as the state records another 1,254 cases of COVID-19.
It comes as Greater Bendigo waits to see if its total numbers will rise for a third day in a row.
There are 310 in hospitals with COVID-19, 48 people are in intensive care and 31 are on ventilators.
Another five people have died.
The figures were released after Greater Bendigo recorded 26 in cases on Tuesday.
It was the largest daily jump in cases in 20 days.
The last time a daily jump was higher was on November 3 when 40 cases were recorded.
90% of Victorians are fully vaccinated.— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) November 24, 2021
9 in 10 Victorians who have done the right thing to protect themselves, their families and the entire state.
Because of you, we're open and getting back to the things we love.
And I couldn't be prouder.
Another 4,718 people received a vaccine dose yesterday and over 75,000 people were tested for the virus.
The Department of Health is expected to release updated numbers for Greater Bendigo later today.
It is unclear whether the total number of cases they are dealing with in the region will rise again.
That figure has fallen from a high of 250 in late October down to a low of 78 on Sunday.
In Canberra, the government narrowly avoided an embarrassing loss on the floor of the House of Representatives after rogue member George Christensen broke with colleagues against class action law changes.
Mr Christensen had been threatening to cross the floor over his opposition to vaccine mandates and health restrictions.
The government won the vote and the bill has proceeded to the Senate.
Meanwhile in Tasmania, premier Peter Gutwein said people had had long enough to get vaccinated.
He announced that the state would reopen from December 15.
- With Australian Associated Press
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