Different parts of Australia have been recently impacted by the recent spike in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. The College prioritises your health and wellbeing and therefore would like to provide you an update on the restrictions that apply and how it affects your study.
|Brisbane:As of 6 pm tonight (08/01/2021) to Monday (11/01/2021), Brisbane will enter into a three-day lockdown. This lockdown will affect people living in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands. If you are going outside of your home during the lockdown, please ensure to wear a mask as it has been made mandatory. Those who fail to do so will face $200 fines. Residents must stay at home except for the following reasons:Shopping for essentials, food and necessary suppliesMedical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirementsExercise with no more than one other person, unless all from the same householdProviding care or assistance to an immediate family memberWork, or volunteering, or study if it is not reasonably practicable to work or learn remotelyChild custody arrangementsLegal obligationsVisit for end of lifeAttend funeral or wedding in line with restrictions List of restrictionsNo more than two visitors to the household per day (in addition to anyone else currently staying in the household), excluding care workers or volunteersAll businesses that can remain open must adhere to one person per 4 square metres with maximum of 20 to 50 with COVID Safe or Industry PlanRestaurants and cafes to provide takeaway service onlyCinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, gyms etc to closePlaces of worship to closeWeddings involve a maximum of 20 people, including the celebrant and witnessesFunerals involve a maximum of 20 peopleMandatory mask wearing anywhere outside of your homeNo visitors to aged care facilities, hospitals, disability accommodation services or correctional facilities. All Brisbane Classes will be online: Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools. To learn more, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/greater-brisbane-lockdown|
|Sydney:Given the risk of COVID-19 transmission on the Northern Beaches and across Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains), the following restrictions apply:Mandatory face masks Gym classes reduced to 30 peoplePlaces of worship and religious services limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people per separate area.Weddings and funerals limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people.Outdoor performances and protests reduced to 500 people.Controlled, outdoor gatherings (seated, ticketed, enclosed) reduced to 2,000 people.Night clubs not permitted.It is advisable to stay home where possible to minimise the risk of community transmission. All Sydney Classes will be online: Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools. To learn more, visit : https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules|
|Hobart:As of now, no additional restrictions have been added to the existing restrictions. Although, border restrictions apply to those entering Tasmania from Greater Brisbane area or high risk areas in Victoria and New South Wales. All Hobart classes will be online: Classes will continue online until further announcements. Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools. To learn more, visit: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/current-restrictions|
|If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result. Please visit:Brisbane – https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinicsSydney – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/symptoms-and-testingHobart – https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/keeping-yourself-safe/testing-for-covid19|
We wish you all the best in health and study.