COVID-19 Updates

CoVID-19 Updates

Last updated: 17 February , 2021, 5:00pm
 

The following information is for all Students, Staff and Visitors of MST and Eastern College Australia. As the Victorian Government’s response to COVID-19 may change quickly, please refer to following website for updated information and restrictions that might impact on-campus attendance: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-summer.

  • Students, staff and visitors MUST record their attendance to the campus using the SIGN-IN-SAFE QR CODE. This can be done manually at reception if you do not use your mobile.
     
  • On Campus classes will be delivered face-to-face.
     
  • “During COVIDSafe Summer, adult education settings are open without density quotients in their learning/classroom spaces.” (Dept Edn & Training – 6 Dec 2020)
     
  • Students, staff and visitors MUST wear a face mask while inside the building and in lectures.
     
  • Lecturers are not required to wear face masks while teaching.
     
  • All rooms have a designated total capacity based on the 1 to 2sqm rule.
     
  • Practice physical distancing in public/ communal areas by keeping at least 1.5 metres apart, where possible.
     
  • Where physical distancing is not practical or appropriate, COVID safe strategies must be used: good hand hygiene, regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces, and ensuring staff and students stay home if they are unwell.
     
  • The maximum people permitted on campus is 632 at any one time (based on COVID-Safe distancing regulations).

If you exhibit any of the early symptoms of COVID-19, do not come on campus: Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or wheezing, breathing difficulties and headache. If you develop any of these symptoms, are being tested for Coronavirus, believe you may have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19), CALL (not visit) your GP or ring the national hotline on 1800 020 080

Peter Tyrrell
Vice Principal (Community and Operations)
 

References
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/tafe-and-training-operations
• Department of Education and Training/ Tertiary education sector COVID-19 update: COVIDSafe Summer/ 7 December 2020


STUDENT SUPPORT
 

Our team at the Centre for Theology & Psychology has created a flyer with a few guidelines and tips that will help us to cope with this new situation and perhaps even thrive and flourish in the midst of uncertain times. Read it HERE and be encouraged.

DOWNLOAD HERE
 

If you’re finding yourself struggling in any way please remember that we have people ready and available to virtually meet with you and pray with you.

Contact Community Life Coordinator, Sue Kimber, at skimber@mst.edu.au or

Eastern’s Counselling Courses Co-ordinator, Julie Morsillo, at jmorsillo@eastern.edu.au to schedule an appointment.

If you have study enquiries, please contact info@eastern.edu.au

Eastern College remains committed to supporting you in your studies, especially at this time. If you need extensions on assessments, please use the Request for Assignment Extension form.

 


Further Information

Government news, updates and advice: https://www.australia.gov.au/

The latest information about the spread of COVID-19 and the steps being taken to slow the spread: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert