The Victorian Government has announced that from the beginning of term two, all Victorian students must work from home if they can in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus in schools.

Premier Daniel Andrews said schools will remain open for children who have parents that are essential parents. The government will also be providing laptops and equipment to every student that needs it.

“If you can learn from home, you must learn from home,” Andrews said.

Year 12 exams have also been postponed to December with Andrews promising the students will be able to finish the year and start university next year as usual. He has urged universities to delay the start of the 2021 academic year allow for these impacts.