We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The state, federal and international response to the virus is informing our response to ensure we are providing a safe environment for students and staff.
We are committed to keeping students and staff updated and informed. Please see our FAQs and information for stakeholders.
All students and staff are encouraged to follow the advice of government health authorities to help ensure the safety of everyone and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our Workplace Health and Safety team are monitoring the changing situation daily to ensure we all have access to the latest information to make informed decisions.
In addition, our Resilience Management Team meets daily (and more often as required) to assess the current COVID-19 situation and determine the latest developments and actions we are taking as an organisation.
If there is any action required from students, you will be advised immediately.
TAFE SA has extended our mid-semester break (previously 9 to 27 April 2020) to start 30 March 2020. We will resume delivery of courses on 27 April 2020.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. Spread occurs through close contact with an infected person – this is mostly face-to-face contact for prolonged periods of time.
Effective immediately, anyone returning to Australia from overseas must isolate themselves for 14 days.
The Premier has announced when returning from interstate travel you are required to self-isolate for 14 days, effective 23 March 2020.
Australian Department of Health now advise all Australians to reconsider their need for travel overseas at this time, and Australians travelling overseas are urged to return home. Travel advice is available from Australian Department of Health COVID-19 Health alerts web page.
Visit the Australian Department of Health for the latest list of isolate requirements.
If you develop mild symptoms:
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing:
Health Direct symptom checker
Specialised COVID-19 clinics are now located at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Repatriation Hospital (drive through) Mt Barker, South Coast District Hospital in Victor Harbor, Whyalla (drive through) and Port Augusta (drive through). These clinics are only for people who have symptoms and have recently returned from overseas or have had contact with a known COVID-19 case.
TAFE SA has a duty of care to all staff and students to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
If you are considering interstate travel please be advised that the Premier has announced a 14-day self-isolation which is in force immediately. Police border controls and checks start Tuesday, 24 March.
You are encouraged to take steps to reduce the risk of getting sick or spreading infections to other people:
Contact TAFE SA Student Services if you need support.
We are aware this must be a worrying time, in particular for students concerned about the impact of the virus on family and friends, or impacted by quarantine or travel restrictions which are in place to minimise the spread of the virus.
If you need additional information or would like to discuss options with a TAFE SA counsellor, please contact the TAFE SA Customer Support Contact Team on 1800 882 661 to arrange a phone appointment or email.
Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080.
Freecall 1800 882 661