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Victoria Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations For Teachers

Victorian teachers and childcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before they return to work.

Education Minister James Merlino on Wednesday announced all staff at schools and childcare services will be required to have their first jab by October 18 or have a booking within a week of that date.

They will need to be fully vaccinated by November 29.

All government school staff will be entitled to have a day of paid time off to get their vaccination.

Year 12 students will be the first to return to face-to-face learning on October 5, with a staggered return of other years starting with prep to year 2 on October 18.

The remaining year levels will be able to return on October 26 but only year 7 and year 11s will be able to attend five days a week.

The government will spend $190 million to make sure schools are properly ventilated by the start of term four.