TAFE SA’s COVID-19 response continues to align with South Australia’s COVID-Ready Plan. That means current guidelines for campuses will remain in place until further notice, including:
TAFE SA supports SA Health's campaign to encourage people to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
You now have a number of options that make getting vaccinated (including booster doses) simpler and more convenient than ever.
There are appointments available at SA Health’s vaccination clinics (some of which operate 24/7), that you can book here.
In addition, mobile clinics across South Australia are making it easier for people to get vaccinated. Participating schools are also hosting pop-up vaccination clinics for the school community and wider community. Visit the SA Health Vaccination clinics and sites page for dates and locations.
For further information on vaccinations, the latest health advice or COVID-19 restrictions, please visit here.
TAFE SA has installed Government QR codes across all sites. Staff, students and visitors must use the Government's COVID-Safe Check-in mobile app.
Please note that SA Police are now checking QR code check-ins. We ask that all students, staff and contractors ensure they use the campus QR code.
SA Health has advised that for TAFE SA, wearing masks is strongly recommended and if you can wear a mask, wear a mask. This is the direction we are following.
You are encouraged to bring your own face mask, but if you do arrive to campus without one then masks will be available at all Student Hub counters at every campus.
There are high risk activities where masks must be worn to comply with SA Health requirements. This includes TAFE SA activity such as:
For the delivery of education and training, TAFE SA is exempt from the density requirements. We continue to do everything to make our teaching and learning spaces as safe as possible.
There are other situations where TAFE SA has implemented the 1 person per 4 square metres density requirement. This includes the following settings where the public attends a TAFE SA campus:
For gyms, indoor fitness and indoor sport density shall be 1 person per 7 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.
We need to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres apart from each other within any indoor and outdoor space where possible (including classrooms and workshops).
More information can be found on the sa.gov.au website.
Effective now, all staff, contractors and volunteers who work, are placed or are likely to attend a Residential Aged Care Facility, Healthcare or in-home, community aged care or disability service are required to:
Also, all people who enter Residential Aged Care Facilities must have the 2021 Influenza vaccine. Further detail is available in the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction.
We will do everything we can to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in your studies as a result of this quarantine period.
We are here to support students every step of the way. Our student support team can be contacted via email@example.com or 1800 882 661. Our student counsellors are also available to assist if you need someone to talk to or have any concerns you would like to discuss. If you require further support, the SA Health Mental Health information resource is available and is ready to provide help and support. Be sure to regularly check the TAFE SA student website for updates.
For your reference, a full list of measures to ensure the safety of South Australia can be found on SA Health's testing and tracing page and their close contacts page and what to do if tested positive for Covid 19.
Click on the links for the latest emergency directions and exposure locations requiring self-isolation.
SA Health Information Line: 1800 253 787
Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 1800 632 753
Freecall 1800 882 661