Schools must consider the latest COVID-19 advice prior to undertaking any curriculum activity. State schools should search 'COVID-19 Information for school operations' to find the latest advice on OnePortal.
managing risks in school curriculum activities procedure provides the process for risk assessment and management of activities planned to
deliver the curriculum in Prep to Year 12.
The CARA guidelines demonstrate the minimum safety standard expected for common curriculum activities. Schools are required to:
- use the CARA guideline (if it exists) to conduct and prepare a risk assessment for that curriculum activity. If any requirement cannot be met, alternative control measures must be put in place to meet or exceed the standard provided in the CARA guideline
- determine additional risks, hazards and control measures relevant to the activity and the specific school/group circumstances in order to lift the safety standard above the minimum.