Victorian schools hit by coronavirus

MELBOURNE SCHOOLS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 CLUSTER

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

*The inner north and inner west of Melbourne, from Keilor Downs through to Fawkner, to Craigieburn, has become a coronavirus hotspot

* "These areas of Melbourne appear to be the hotspots at the moment" - Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said on Friday

* A family outbreak in Keilor Downs which has more than a dozen infected people across two homes has been linked to the cluster

NEWBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL:

* One prep student tested positive on Thursday

* School shut on Friday for cleaning, contact tracing

* Located in Craigieburn, north of Melbourne

MACLEOD PRESCHOOL:

* Teacher confirmed to have tested positive on Tuesday

* Found through routine testing

* Centre closed for 14 days for cleaning and close contacts told

* Located in Macleod, northeast of Melbourne

KEILOR DOWNS COLLEGE:

* Student confirmed positive late last month

* A teacher also tested positive a few days earlier, but the cases are not believed to be linked

* Related to a Holy Eucharist Primary School student

* School was forced to close and reopened on Tuesday

* More than 100 students had to self-isolate for 14 days after coming into contact with the infected students. The group is made up of 80 students from Keilor Downs College, 20 at Holy Eucharist Primary School, six students from Taylors Lakes Secondary College and one at St Albans Secondary College.

* More than a dozen infectious close contacts of this student have been linked to this cluster

* School is located in Keilor Downs, northwest of Melbourne

HOLY EUCHARIST PRIMARY SCHOOL:

* Student confirmed positive on May 30

* A sibling of the above infectious secondary school student

* A class of Year 2 students was put into isolation for two weeks after a child tested positive for coronavirus

* School was forced to close and was due to open on Wednesday

* This case is linked to the 100-plus students forced to self-isolate for 14 days after coming into contact with the infected students

* School is located in St Albans, northwest of Melbourne