27 July 2021 COVID-19 Update
In response to the State Government’s announcement on 27 July 2021, some COVID-19 restrictions ease as of 28 July 2021.
The five essential reasons to leave home will be removed as will the requirement to stay within 5kms of your home. Masks still need to be worn inside and outside, and visits to other people’s homes are still not permitted.
Where classes can be delivered remotely, they will be delivered remotely, however, some courses may resume on campus. You will be contacted regarding a change in class schedule. Please do not attend campus if you have not been invited to return.
If your class is approved to be on campus during this time, please remember to:
- scan QR codes for every building every day.
- abide by COVIDSafe protocols including hand hygiene, maintaining 1.5m distance.
- wear masks according to government restrictions.
- abide by capacity limits.
If you are unwell, even with mild symptoms, do not attend campus or any workplace. Please speak to your teacher or Course Coordinator to make alternative arrangements.
If you have urgent questions, please contact your Course Coordinator or email email@example.com.
Increased health and safety measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of all people on site. This includes:
- Health screening of staff and students as they come onto campus
- Temperature checking and social distancing awareness
- Increased cleaning schedules and the wiping of shared surfaces
- All staff and students must report to CAE Building B at 253 Flinders Lane for screening
To assist with contact tracing, each building has its own a QR code, which you must scan before entering the building. These are all available in Building B (253 Flinders Lane) at the screening station in the foyer.
- Scan the QR code with the camera or QR code scanner app of your Smartphone.
- Go to the link contained in the QR code.
- Fill in your details and press [Submit].
Your information will not be released to the public or shared with any third party except the government agency responsible to contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or where otherwise required for the purposes of contact tracing.
Your details will be kept for the period specified by the Department of Health and Human Services.
All students returning to campus during this time will be required to complete an online Eligibility to Return to Campus Declaration confirming that they will abide by the increased COVID-19 measures. This includes adhering to social distancing requirements, only using prescribed entry/exit points on campus, following cleaning instructions, and submitting to daily screening procedures.
It is not compulsory that you sign this declaration agreeing to these conditions, however to return to campus during the pandemic you must do so.
Breaching this agreement will result in immediate removal from campus and potentially being prevented from returning to campus for the duration of the pandemic.
To ensure that we are abiding by the social distancing requirements, the following measures have been implemented:
- Limiting class sizes to ensure that social distancing requirements can be met where possible
- Adjusting rooms where required
- Zoning off common areas
- Increased signage to support safe practices
- Limiting the number of people on campus at any given time
- Ensuring that everyone only remains on campus for the duration of their class
Apprentices and trainees who have been suspended or lost their job completely can register with the Victorian Government’s Program for retrenched apprentices and trainees.
You can apply for the new Jobseeker payments if both apply:
- you’re not receiving Youth Allowance (Apprentice) payments
- you’ve lost your job and are not receiving an income due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you’re seeking Jobseeker payments, you do not need to provide an employment separation certificate. This means that if you have had your apprenticeship suspended – but not terminated – you’re still eligible for Jobseeker payments.
If you’re looking for alternative employment, you can:
- register with the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program
- access the Australian Government’s Jobs Hub