Coronavirus Update
(COVID-19)

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

Information Last Updated: 07 January 2022 @ 5:19pm

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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 Sunday 2 January 2022, you must wear a mask indoors everywhere in Queensland. This includes:

  • all indoor workplaces
  • public transport and rideshare
  • supermarkets and retail shops
  • hospitality venues including pubs, clubs and cafes
  • cinemas and theatres
  • indoor stadium, sports arena or sports centre
  • gyms and sport activities
  • vulnerable settings like hospitals and aged care
  • schools, childcare and other education facilities
  • airports and on planes

You do not need to wear a mask outdoors if you can remain 1.5 metres away from others that are not members of your household.

You are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless you can’t maintain 1.5m physical distance from other people.

Changes to contact tracing in Queensland

From 31 December 2021, the Queensland Government will only notify of major outbreak venues or super-spreader events in Queensland.

The Queensland Government is no longer routinely listing exposure sites in Queensland since transmission of COVID-19 is now widespread throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland.

You need to consider any movement through the Queensland community as a risk for COVID-19 infection. So make sure to maintain social distancing, perform regular hand hygiene, monitor for symptoms, and get tested if you develop any symptoms.

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

From Saturday 8 January, a number of precautionary measures have been put in place:
 
  • Non-urgent elective surgery will be paused until February 2022
  • Positive rapid antigen test results must be reported
  • Singing and dancing won’t be permitted in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities, and major recreation facilities – this will not apply to weddings, for performers, or in classes
  • Major events scheduled for the coming weeks will be risk-assessed
  • Staying seated when drinking in hospitality venues is highly recommended
 
It is important to continue to use common sense in limiting large household gatherings and to gather outdoors where possible.
Masks

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

  • in indoor areas (e.g. while shopping, when at a library) 
  • in indoor areas of common property of apartment buildings 
  • at a public transport waiting area  
  • while on public transport (including in taxis and rideshare services)
  • if you are working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public 
  • on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW and in the airport.

Exemptions are available. Learn more about face mask rules

Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot physically distance.

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

There are times when wearing a face mask is mandatory in Tasmania, including:

  • indoor spaces
  • when travelling on planes and the Spirit of Tasmania
  • health and aged care settings
  • situations where physical distancing is difficult

For more information, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/keeping-yourself-safe/face-masks

If anyone in Tasmania has recently travelled from interstate they should continue monitoring  www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert for information. Please remember that the information is being updated several times a day. If you have travelled, please check the site regularly.

It is critical that if anyone experiences any symptoms of a cold or flu, no matter how mild, they should get tested for COVID-19 by phoning the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. Testing for COVID-19 gives public health authorities the best chance of detecting cases early enough to prevent an outbreak.

* There is currently strong demand for testing. To avoid waiting at testing clinics, it is strongly encouraged that bookings are made at clinics that take bookings. Fill out the online form and request a booking*

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 at all times when outside your home. 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 at all times when outside your home. 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

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 register:

  • 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 the school currently provides Face to Face study and students wish to change to online study
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