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Find the latest information regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak using the public resource links below.
Information for students
To ensure that we are able to manage the potential impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide support to all students, please contact us immediately:
– If you are self-isolating as advised by the Australian Government, a General Practitioner, Health Department or Home Affairs
– If you are self-isolating because you are caring for someone required to self-isolate
– If you are being tested for COVID-19, or have known test results
– If students wish to change to online study
Students who visit the Reach Campus, including our Training Restaurant and Workshop, are required to download and register via the Check in TAS app. If you are unable to download the app, you will still need to provide your contact information.
Download on Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/check-in-tas/id1540569133
Wearing a face mask is mandatory for people aged 12 years and older (unless exempt) in these high-risk and vulnerable settings:
- Hospitals (not patients)
- Residential aged care facilities (not residents) and in-home and community aged care
- Residential disability care facilities (not residents) and in-home care, including disability support provider and NDIS-funded services
- Correctional facilities (not prisoners/detainees)
- Health care and medical facilities and services/treatments, including allied health
- Primary (teachers/staff/visitors only) and secondary schools (including students)
- Early childhood services, including childcare
- Public transport eg buses, passenger ferries, taxis and rideshare services
- Airports and aircraft
- the Spirit of Tasmania and ports.
While masks are not mandatory in many settings – such as workplaces; hospitality and tourism premises; personal care; sport and recreation, retail and service sectors – businesses and organisations may require staff and/or patrons and visitors to wear masks as part of their COVID-19 Safety Plans.
For more information, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/keeping-yourself-safe/face-masks
Get tested for COVID-19 if you:
- have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild and you are vaccinated, or
- are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
- you are directed to by Public Health.
To get a free test for COVID-19 you can have:
- a rapid antigen test (RAT) you can take at home, or
- a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at a testing clinic.
RATs can be collected or may be delivered to your home. Results are available within 10 to 20 minutes and if you get a positive result you must notify Public Health. If you have a negative RAT result but you continue to have symptoms, you should repeat the RAT with a new kit the next day or arrange a PCR test at a testing clinic.
You can get a free PCR test at a testing clinic, either by making a booking or going to the clinic, and results are usually provided within 48 hours. Some people are advised to have a PCR test.
For more information, please visit: Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Website.
COVID-19 - studying Online
For students impacted by COVID-19, the theory units of competencies within some qualifications may be completed online, however practical units of competencies will only be able to be completed once training can be done face to face.
– New students effected by COVID-19, must confirm their study plan with our Enrolments Team prior to enrolment.
– Current students must confirm their study plan with their Trainers.