ICMS is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic outbreak on a daily basis. Please read this carefully and take appropriate action as advised.
We still have no cases of COVID 19 in our ICMS community thus far.
We have looked at the government guidelines as they pertain to how ICMS operates for staff, students and visitors, and have put together a Covid-Safe plan that takes into account guidelines around gatherings of people, how we get to work or college, and how we operate on campus.
The following plan is aimed at keeping us all safe as we reactivate campus.
ICMS has opted for a staggered approach to bring students back on campus, with four classes poised to return to face to face mode at the start of the trimester beginning on 14th September. Student numbers are limited for now, and online learning will continue as it has since campus was closed earlier this year.
As we look forward to welcoming students back onto campus following our extended break from on-campus activity it’s important to note the reactivation principles for a safe campus – explained in more detail below.
Subject to Government regulations and developments with Covid-19, we’re planning for the following:
University environments have changed for the health and safety of all students, staff, guests, and visitors. In light of this, ICMS has made changes to its delivery of education, provision of accommodation, delivery of food and beverages, the operation of on-site cafés and bars and the availability and external use of its extensive venues.
By reviewing these items with the goal to reduce as many touchpoints and risks of transmission of COVID-19 as possible, the following set of best practice guidelines have been developed by ICMS to provide existing and prospective students, staff, and the public a clear guide to ensure ICMS can adapt and comply with NSW health advice regarding COVID-19.
While some of these measures may be required for a shorter period than others, all measures undertaken by ICMS regarding campus facilities and human practices will be deployed so ICMS can continue operating without a confirmed case of COVID-19 and can endure any future pandemic beyond the current crisis.
For example, all food offerings will be in the form of takeaway and/or delivery rather than buffet or ‘serve yourself’ selections.
ICMS is committed to providing a Covid-Safe campus, and we must all work together to minimise the risk of transmission.
Please support us in our commitment to providing a safe place to work and study by undertaking the following steps:
ICMS provides these guidelines to help set a roadmap allowing staff and students to return to campus and to provide staff, students and visitors with an environment where health and safety are at the forefront whilst it navigates through the current Covid-19 crisis and beyond. These best practice guidelines, coupled with sensible changes alongside current government restrictions, will provide a greater degree of certainty as to what is expected in a post COVID-19 world.
Communication is key and while these are broad and overarching principles that apply to us all, where you are directly affected you will be contacted via email. If you have any questions, please contact us at:
We appreciate that this is a challenging and unusual period in history, but are confident that if we all work together, ICMS, Aspire and ISCA will continue to thrive as a community going forward.
For up-to-date information and advice for safe travel overseas and whether you should or shouldn’t cancel your trip, check the most recent updates on:
Please follow home isolation guidance.
If you feel unwell at all – do not come to campus. If you do suspect you have any symptoms of the virus please follow the recommendations below:
For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Australia, visit the Department of Health website.
If you have any questions related to the ICMS response to COVID-19 please contact [email protected].
We ask that you follow the appropriate measures to ensure you stay away from other people during your isolation. This means you can’t go to the beach or go shopping! Learn more about how to isolate here.
We ask students, staff and visitors to take precautions as advised by the public health experts including:
For more information about simple personal hygiene practices to reduce exposure to illness visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
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:
Current students, alumni, accommodation, functions, visitors and community enquiries
Phone: 1800 657 572
Phone: + 61 (2) 9977 0333
Email: [email protected]
Phone: + 61 (2) 4058 4306
Future student enquiries