Daniel Andrews has come under fire from health experts over a ‘silly’ primary school mask mandate for students in grades 3 to 6.
Victorians will no longer need to wear face masks in most indoor settings from Sunday and the working from home advisory will be dropped as the state government moves to further ease Covid restrictions.
But thousands of children as young as seven will be forced to continue wearing masks in classrooms, with the premier citing low vaccination rates among 5-11 year olds as the reason.
Announcing the decision on Tuesday, Mr Andrew said the rule would only apply to older students because they would be more likely to follow it.
‘I think it’s much harder to get a little kid in prep, or (grade) 1 and 2 to wear their mask than it is for kids who are a bit…
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