Coronavirus advice for RTOs

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has shared a notice from the Department of Health for vocational education and training providers regarding the coronavirus situation.

If a student or staff member has been informed by health authorities that they are a close contact of a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and have developed symptoms, they are advised to contact their local Public Health unit for assessment.

They cannot attend their vocational education facility until Public Health informs them that it is safe for them to do so. If they have not developed symptoms, they should monitor their health closely but should not be excluded from attending their vocational education facility.

If a student or staff member has a recent travel history to mainland China and develops symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider. Their primary care provider will liaise with Public Health units and determine whether or not the student/staff member needs to be excluded from their vocational education facility.

If a student or staff member has travelled to mainland China and has not developed any of the symptoms, they may attend their vocational education facility and should not be excluded.

To read the advice in full, download the document here.

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