COVID-19 information

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:

  • Staying home if you are unwell or have symptoms and getting a COVID-19 test.
  • Using the QR code to check-in at all campuses.
  • Wearing masks - if you can wear a mask, wear a mask and remember masks are mandatory in public places.
  • Maintaining social distancing (1.5m) where possible, including classrooms and workshops.
  • Practicing excellent personal hygiene and hand sanitising.
  • Not overcrowding lifts and taking personal responsibility to ensure numbers in lifts are appropriate and safe.
  • Clicking on this link to see further information about current restrictions: public activities requirements.

Vaccination bookings and clinics widely available

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 check-in and QR codes

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.

Face masks reminder

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:

  • Delivery of personal care services – hair and beauty and massage
  • Hospitality venues such as cafés and training restaurants
  • Attendance at high risk facilities such as Aged Care, Hospitals etc.

Density and social distancing requirements

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:

  • Hospitality spaces - indoor cafes and training restaurants
  • Delivery of person care services - hair and beauty and massage
  • Attendance at high risk facilities (e.g. aged care, hospitals, prisons)

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.

Residential aged care, and health care and in-home, community aged care and disability services

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:

  • have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (or have evidence thereof) or a booking to receive their second dose.
  • within 4 weeks of becoming eligible have a COVID-19 booster (third dose), or have evidence of a booking to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

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.

Student support services

  • To those students who have been notified of the need to quarantine, thank you for helping to keep the community safe by remaining in quarantine during this period.
  • If you are feeling isolated or need some welfare support, please get in touch with one of our student counsellors via the booking system on the student website at student counselling. More information about student counselling can be found here.

We will do everything we can to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in your studies as a result of this quarantine period.

Further support for students

We are here to support students every step of the way. Our student support team can be contacted via info@tafesa.edu.au 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.

Further information about COVID-19 restrictions

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.

Further Information

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

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