COVID-19 Update for Centacare community

COVID-19 Update for Centacare community

In light of recent developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Centacare Employment and Training is actively monitoring the ongoing advice from the Australian Government and ensures appropriate precautions are carried out across all our training sites to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.


LATEST UPDATE

Friday, 24 April 2020

All Centacare Employment and Training sites remain open. We will continue to monitor the Australian Government’s advice and update in this section should any circumstances change. While classes are proceeding as per usual, we are taking precautions and actions to prioritise the wellbeing of our students and staff. Now offering a mix of both face-to-face learning and online delivery where possible.

The SEE program will continue to be delivered remotely due to COVID-19 with a mixed delivery mode and the usual referral process through the ESS system. SEE students will collect work packs generated by teachers from Centacare sites to complete at home. They will then return the completed packs to the Centacare site for marking. A new work pack will be ready to be collected at the same time.

Teachers will maintain contact with students via email, text, phone call and video call or at the Centacare site where social distancing will be enforced.


About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The World Health Organization has announced that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic. The virus can spread from person to person through contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.

In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have:

  • Travellers who have recently been overseas
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

What does this mean for Centacare students?

Following the advice from the Department of Health, classes will be operating as per usual until further advice. Centacare trainers and teachers carry out an extensive routine of cleaning and wiping down all high touch areas, including tables, chairs, monitor screens, keyboards and doorknobs. Social distancing measures are in place allowing two square metres separation and limit number of students in each classroom.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, students are required to practice personal preventative measures:

Mandatory self-isolation

Students who have been:
– overseas on or after 16th March 2020, or
– experiencing any flu-like symptoms including, cough, sore throat, fever and/or shortness of breath (even if symptoms are mild) or
– in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
must stay at home to prevent the possible spread of the virus to other people.

If the above is you, please advise your teacher/trainer immediately. It is mandatory that you do not attend classes and follow the self-isolation requirements as found here.

Good Hygiene Standards

Everyone must maintain good personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus. Sanitisers are available at the entrance of every Centacare training sites and soaps are fully stocked in restrooms to enable better hand hygiene practices for everyone.

Follow these simple steps to protect yourself and those around you:

For more detailed protective measure, visit the official World Health Organisation (WHO) website.

Contacts

Contact administration on (08) 9482 7000 for any general or student enquiries.

For general information about the virus, visit the Australian Government website.

For more information regarding the Government’s advice for students, visit the Department of Health website.

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