Coronavirus Update
(COVID-19)

Our primary focus is the health and wellbeing of all students and staff.

Information Last Updated: 20 June 2022 @ 5:08pm

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As part of AIBT’s commitment to our student’s and staff’s health and safety, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and following all the relevant advice from government agencies and global organisations.

QLD

Masks

From 17 June 2022, face masks are no longer mandatory in Queensland airport terminals. Masks will still be required on flights, and at all public transport infrastructure and commercial passenger vehicles at airports.

From 6pm AEST Thursday 28 April 2022, there will be no quarantine requirements for close contacts as long as they:

  • do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • test negative every second day for a week from the day of becoming a close contact (day 0, 2, 4 and 6). A self-test using a RAT kit will be allowed, testing does not need to occur at a testing clinic.
  • wear a mask outside of home for 7 days
  • do not visit any vulnerable settings (hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, corrective services facilities and detention centres) for 7 days
  • let their employer know they are a close contact, and work from home if possible.

For information on the current rules and restrictions, please visit:

Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools. 

Anyone who visits the Brisbane Campus, Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop, (including students and staff)  are required to download and register via the Check In Qld app. If you are unable to download the app, you will still need to give your contact information to the college.

Download on Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/check-in-qld/id1546028652

Get it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.qld.checkin

NSW

Masks

From 17 June 2022, face masks are no longer required in airports in NSW. All people over the age of 12 must still wear a mask while on an aircraft flying above NSW, and in cruise terminals. 

All people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask: 

  • on public transport and public transport waiting areas (including in taxis and rideshare services)
  • at a public hospital or private health facility (including private hospitals and day procedure centres)
  • at a residential care facility or hostel
  • on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW, and in the airport
  • indoor music festivals with more than 1000 people.

Masks are encouraged indoors where you are unable to maintain social distancing, such as retail settings. 

If you are entering a premises where check-in is required, you must:

  • check in with the Service NSW app
  • provide your details to the occupier of the premises.

Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools.

Anyone who visits the Sydney Campus (including students and staff), including Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop, are required to check in via the Service NSW app. If you are unable to download the app, you will still need to give your contact information to the college.

Download on Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/nsw-rego/id577283433

Get it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.nsw.service

TAS

Face masks will not be required to be worn in Tasmania’s airport terminals from 12.01am 18 June 2022. They will still be required to be worn onboard all aircraft across Australia.

Masks will also not be required in schools, early childhood centres, on public transport or on the Spirit of Tasmania vessel or in its terminals from 12.01am on Saturday 25 June 2022. However, some public transport providers and child care centres (staff and parents only) may still require them based on individual risk assessments for those settings.

From 1 July 2022, the requirement to wear face masks in all other remaining settings such as hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability providers and correctional facilities will be based on individual organisational risk assessments for each of these settings.

Facemasks will still be required to be worn by close contacts when they are in indoor settings outside the home.

Face masks, along with other COVID-safe behaviours, remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Although not mandatory, mask wearing is still strongly recommended in airport terminals and other indoor settings, especially where physical distancing is not possible.

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.

Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools.

Anyone who visits the Hobart Campus, Training Restaurant and Engineering Workshop, (including students and staff), 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 give your contact information to the college.

Download on Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/check-in-tas/id1540569133

Get it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.tas.checkin

Study in Australia Visa and Travel

COVID visa and travel advice for international students from the Australian Government.

The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs has provided updated answers and important links related to your most frequently asked student visa questions here:  Study in Australia FAQ

More information is available on  Australia.gov.au and the Department of Health.

Travellers to Australia should contact their airline regarding any current requirements relating to COVID-19 testing.

AIBT Campuses and Studies
Mandatory COVID QR Check-in

  • TAS – Campus is open and operating as usual. You must wear a face mask when indoors, including on campus.
  • QLD – You must wear a face mask when indoors, including on campus. Campus, Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop are open and operating as usual, unless otherwise advised by respective schools. 
  • NSW – You must wear a face mask when indoors, including on campus. NSW Campus, Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop will remain closed with staff working remotely. Online studies will be continuing for all students until further advised. For practical classes, students are advised to confirm with their School Manager or Course Coordinator. 
  • Orientation will be conducted online.
  • AIBT is committed to the health and safety of all students and staff and are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following all the relevant advice from government agencies and global organisations.
  • For more information about your classes, please check with your Trainer or School Coordinator here:  Contact our School

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