School will look a little different this term, but school speed zones will remain the same.
The simplest way to keep all Victorian’s safe is to apply a consistent rule to school zones across the state to protect students getting to and from school and to avoid confusion for motorists about what speed limits apply.
Drivers are reminded of the return of speed zones around schools on Tuesday 14 April, even though Tuesday is a pupil free day.
Some school speed zones are permanent, while others operate from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm on weekdays during the Victorian school term.
All school bus services will operate as normal from Wednesday 15 April to help students who cannot study at home get to and from school. Public Transport services are also operating as normal and available to students who need to travel.
Students should practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene when travelling on trains, trams and regular bus services to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Don’t travel if you are unwell.
These measures will ensure any student who must travel to school can do so safely but the message to students and teachers is clear – all children who can learn from home, must learn from home.
While Tuesday 14 April is the official return date for government schools in Victoria, dates for independent schools will vary from school to school.
Real-time traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available at ptv.vic.gov.au or in the PTV mobile app.