Keep Healthy: Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

 
ICMS is monitoring the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) respiratory illness 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.
 
KEY POINTS:
  • Residential students returned to campus 16th May 2020

  • ICMS Covid-19 Best Practice Guidelines implemented, including:
  • ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST:-
    • Have the CovidSafe app downloaded prior to entering campus
    • Strictly follow social distancing – 1.5m apart, incl work stations (no hot desking)
    • Clean and wipe down your own desk and space
    • No gatherings of more than 5 people (inside and out)
    • Fitness boot camps up to 10 people is allowed
    • Agree to have their temperature taken as and when requested by ICMS
    • Agree to take a coronavirus test if requested – Manly Town Hall
    • No queueing anywhere on campus
    • If you have flu like symptoms get tested for COVID19 ie sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever etc
    • No unnecessary meetings face to face
  • OTHER:
    • Delivery drivers and suppliers and contractors must complete compliance questionnaire and display proof and cleaning protocols on vehicles etc
    • Modifications to F&B – all take away, no communal products (sauces etc), no self service, controlled seating, all dining tables sanitised after every dining period
    • Face to Face teaching when commenced must include:
    • Hand sanitiser station at entry to every room
    • All tables door handles sanitised after every class
    • Social/physical distancing enforced in class rooms
  • Online Study only from Monday 23 March until 1 June when it is hoped that some selected classes will begin to resume face-to-face on-campus teaching. This is an evolving situation and students will be notified if, and when, they may return to campus classrooms. To accommodate those students unable to be on campus, virtual classrooms will continue to be run for all students in all classes, until at least February 2021.

  • 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

TRAVEL ADVICE

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:

Smart Traveller

Department of Health

Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) statement

Please follow home isolation guidance.

ON CAMPUS

Face-to-face classes are suspended. Student may now study online.

The following campuses are temporarily closed: Esplanade Campus, ISCA Campus, City Campus. 

The Northern Beaches Campus is open to essential staff only. 

On-campus students have been temporarily rehoused in nearby accommodation with private bathrooms and meal delivery. 

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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 any questions related to the ICMS response to Covid-19 please contact [email protected]
 

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE

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.

    REMEMBER.... GOOD HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS

    We ask students, staff and visitors to take precautions as advised by the public health experts including:
    • 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

    FURTHER RESOURCES

    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: 
     

     

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