Transition to Online Study from Monday 23 March until the end of the February study period. We will also continue to deliver all courses online for the Undergraduate and Foundation May trimester, Postgraduate July semester and ELICOS sessions 4, 5 and 6, unless the situation changes and allows for on campus delivery to be resumed.
ICMS continues to have no known cases of COVID-19 within our community.
International students please read Specific Advice for International Students.
On Campus Students please read Specific Information for Residential Students.
Residential students will recieve further information on 'social distancing' measures that are being implemented on campus.
Bans on gatherings of more than 100 people have been introduced by the Australian Government.
As advised by NSW Government Health, our College is rolling out social distancing measures on campus. For now normal attendance expectations remain for all International and Domestic students who have already been admitted on campus. Social distancing measures already implemented include event postponements until 30th April. This includes the Deans/Scholarship Ceremony, Graduation, and industry training's “Career Hub”. On campus students will notice extended health measures and requirements. We request that students read below to learn how to best modify their behaviour while social distancing.
On 18th March the Australian Government announced a ban on all gatherings of more than 100 people and highly recommend the quick adoption of social distancing measures.
Other students who are already on campus have all been through the appropriate ICMS response measures, assessed on a case by case basis. Those that have been asked to complete a 14 days’ self-isolation and send in a ‘fit-for-work’ medical certificate will have already done so if they on campus. [email protected].
WHAT 'SOCIAL DISTANCING' MEANS
- avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
- avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations
- attempting to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people where possible, for example when they are out and about in public place.
- avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
- avoiding visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment
WHO SHOULD PRACTISE 'SOCIAL DISTANCING'?
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
IF YOU START TO FEEL UNWELL
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:
Call your local GP doctor and ask for advise and/or a referral for a COVID-19 test.
Do not come to campus until all symptoms have subsided and/or the doctor has cleared you of COVID-19 infection with a doctor certificate.
If you become unwell while on campus, please present yourself to the Manager on Duty or reception for advice.
- Continue to keep isolated from other people as much as possible (e.g. in a different room).
- Overseas students can also call the Medibank OSHC Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283. Medibank have updated all nursing staff who take calls.
- Call your local public health unit on 1300 066 055. The public health unit will assess and advise on what to do next.
- Do not travel on public transport, taxis or ride-shares and do not attend any public places.
For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Australia, visit the Department of Health website.
IF YOU HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE
If you are asked to self-isolate because you have been overseas or because you have been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19, then we ask that you follow the appropriate measures to ensure you stay away from other people during your 14 day isolation period. This means you can't go to the beach or go shopping! Learn more about how to isolate here.
REMEMBER.... GOOD HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider
- Please observe and comply with health-related signage around the campus
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
- 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