This advice is specific to International Students during the Covid-19 pandemic:
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection is affecting almost every country around the world. In order to avoid confusion, ICMS has outlined the following advice and recommendations for our international students. This advice aims not only to safeguard the health of students, but also to help students to comply with their visa conditions.
We are grateful that at the time of writing this Australia remains one of the safest places in the world in terms of the number of cases of COVID-19. We also have an excellent healthcare system.
At ICMS we currently have no known cases within our community.
Australian Government decisions have been effective to date and at each stage, ICMS is following their advice which is currently as follows:
With the exception of Study Abroad students, our advice to international students is to stay in Australia. In many cases this will be safer than travelling overseas but it also means compliance with student visa conditions.
We should remind you that all international students in Australia have access to Overseas Health Cover. This means in the unlikely event that you need to visit a hospital, your health coverage is the same as that of an Australian citizen. Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
We understand this is a difficult time for everyone. ICMS will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates.
For any questions please contact:[email protected]
Allianz Insurance have a dedicated a page on how Covid-19 impacts Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) on their website.
The descriptions and contact details of many organisations which provide mental health services are listed on the Mental Health Australia website.
Other resources, for students and the sector, include:
COVID-19: Information for universities, higher education and vocational education facilities, their students and staff
COVID-19: Information for VET, ELICOS and higher education providers
COVID-19 resources in Simplified Chinese
Novel coronavirus FAQs for international students
Smartraveller.gov.au for the latest travel advice
News, Current Students