Residential Students – Covid19 Information

Residential Students – Covid19 Information

September 10, 2020

This information is specifically for residential students.

One of the key messages in the announcement made by our College President on the 18 March included confirmation that as of Monday 23rd March to all education will be delivered in an online format, pending outcomes of government restrictions.

The purpose of this announcement is to outline what impact this change will have on students continuing to reside on-campus, and to explain what changes to ‘campus life’ you can expect, and cover any new expectations ICMS will now have on you.

Academic

Given there will be minimal face to face delivery of education from Monday 23rd March, you will be required to continue your study online until further notice.

Some areas of the campus will be closed from Monday, however you, as a resident, will continue to have access to various study spaces including:

  • Syndicate rooms- Ground Floor Kelly House (Bookings must be made)
  • Computer Study Area (CSA) – level 2 Moran House
  • Classroom 12 (Computer Room) – Level 1 Moran House
  • Classrooms (other) – Can be made available to you for study purposes upon individual request with the Manager on Duty
  • Library, 9am – 5pm (Mon – Wed) – limited to 10 persons at any one time
  • Study Pods – Level 1 near the Lift

Social distancing:

It is now an international recommendation that all people make every effort to keep a 1.5metres between each other at all times. With this in mind, we will be modifying available seating in all study and dining areas, however you must take responsibility for your own movement.

Visitor rules:

Non-residents cannot be on campus, including family and friends unless approved by the Campus and Operations Director. All approved visitors must check in with the Manager on Duty on arrival.

Market place meals:

For the immediate future, meals will remain individually portioned in a take-away format, however there is likely to be a shift to allocated dining areas and dining times, along with seating layout controls.

Court yard café (CYC) :

Until further notice, The CYC will cease to operate from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Vending machines:

The vending machines on campus will continue to be stocked and operational for your convenience.

Meal delivery (e.g. UberEATS)

Until further notice all food delivery from UberEATS or similar are to be received by the student at the front gate

Postage:

All incoming mail will be received by the Manager on Duty for immediate collection.

Coach:

The ICMS coach will not be operating between campus and Manly Wharf during the pandemic.

Basement bar:

From Monday 23rd March 2020, the Basement Bar will be made available to all resident students as a lounge/ recreational area 24 hours per day, subject to social distance best practice and other imposed capacity restrictions.

Curfews and restrictions:

All residents must comply with all relevant Accommodation policies and procedures.

Sport:

ICMS organised sport on campus will be on hold during the pandemic restrictions. Residents, however, are encouraged to take advantage of on-campus sporting facilities such as the tennis and basketball courts.

Campus security:

The Manager on duty will continue to be on-site 24 hours per day, as will be the Campus and Operations Director. The campus will be deploying higher security protocols regarding access control, curfews, and accommodation rules, however during this period of controlled access special conditions will be considered on a case by case arrangement with individual students.

Questions/ Concerns: If you have any questions or concerns with the above measures please contact the ICMS Campus Operations Director.

For further COVID-19 information please visit https://www.icms.edu.au/news/keep-healthy-covid-19-coronavirus

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