16 April 2020 – National principles for school education during the pandemic

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: National Cabinet, AHPPC

Overview: National Cabinet agreed to a set of National Principles for School Education to support the ongoing delivery of high quality education for all students during COVID-19, enable students to progress through their year level, and support a successful transition to 2021.
Full details here: https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/schools/national-principles-for-school-education

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: National Cabinet agreed with the AHPPC health advice that “on current evidence, schools can be fully open” along with the “practical guidance and advice” the AHPPC provided school leaders to even further reduce the “relatively low risk” of transmission in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.