A second Ballarat primary school will close today due to a confirmed COVID case.
Delacombe Primary School will join Alfredton Primary School in closing its doors on Friday after a COVID-19 case attended the school earlier this week.
There is no further information as to whether the confirmed case is a pupil or a teacher.
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Families connected to people who attended the school on those days are asked to limit their movement, although as secondary close contacts they are not technically required to isolate.
All classes will return to 'learning from home' on Friday, with a scheduled curriculum day already planned for Monday.
The school is expecting classes to return on Tuesday, but it cannot yet be guaranteed.
See the letter sent out by the school here.
It is the second Ballarat primary school to be exposed to the virus this week, with Alfredton Primary School being closed all week.
There are now eight pupils who have contracted the virus as part of the Alfredton cluster.
Education mininster James Merlino this week declared schools would generally only be closed for 24 hours while cleaning takes place, and while contact tracing occurs.
"If there's a positive case and we need to close a school, it will be closed for a very, very short period of time - around a day or so," he said.
"And that's to do a deep clean of the affected areas, identify the primary close contacts, and then get most students back as soon as possible."
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