Coronavirus Update
(COVID-19)

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

Information Last Updated: 13 September 2021 @ 9:39am

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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

From 4 pm AEST Friday 10 September until 4 pm AEST Friday 24 September, face masks must continue to be worn in most indoor and outdoor spaces in the 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland. 

South-East Queensland is defined as the Local Government Areas of:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council.

 

All online classes will continue as usual.

Please visit the QLD Government website for the full list of restrictions and additional information: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas

You must wear a face mask in our Brisbane Campus, Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop.

If you have been to any COVID-19 exposure sites listed on the QLD Government website you must do the following:

  • Immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation, and quarantine
  • Get tested at your earliest opportunity
  • Complete the online contact tracing form by clicking on the name for the relevant location in the table below. A popup window will appear (in the place listed in the link above) with specific advice for that location and a link to the form.
  • If you are unable to complete the contact tracing form, please call 134 COVID (134 268).
  • Continue to quarantine even after receiving a negative result. After you complete the contact tracing form, you will be contacted by Queensland Health.

 

Contact tracing alerts

Queensland has current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice for people who have been in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand.

Anyone who has been to an interstate exposure venue is required to follow the quarantine requirements of the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction.

Once the current lockdown has ended, anyone who visits (including Students and Staff) the Brisbane campus, including Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Edison Workshop, 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

The NSW Government has issued stay-at-home orders for people in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong.

Sydney Campus including Sydney Sheldon’s Training Restaurant and Sydney Edison Engineering Workshop will be closed until the lockdown restrictions have eased. For practical classes, please wait for further updates from our college staff (e.g., course coordinators). All online classes will continue as usual. Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools.

Everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.

Essential reasons include:

  1. Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
  2. Medical care or compassionate needs;
  3. Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
  4. Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

 

You must wear a face mask:

  • When you are outside in a public place
  • in alll indoor areas of non-residential premises
  • if you are on public transport or in a public transport waiting area
  • if you are working in a hospitality venue
  • in indoor and outdoor areas of construction sites
  • when working in an outdoor area

 

Please refer to additional restrictions for New South Wales at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney

Once the current lockdown has ended, 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

Anyone who visits (including Students and staff) the Hobart Campus, including  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 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

There are times when wearing a face mask is mandatory in Tasmania. Please check here: 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.

To manage demand for testing and ensure everybody who requires a test receives one as quickly and efficiently as possible, testing clinics in Launceston and Hobart are booking-only facilities. Please do not arrive at either of these clinics without a booking. To book a test, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

For more information, please visit the Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Website.

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.
  • 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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