COVID-19 update as of 28 July, 2021

The state lockdown was formally lifted at 12.01am on Wednesday 28 July.

What this means for TAFE SA

Education and training:

  • Digitally enabled course delivery will continue until 3 August 2021. 
  • Campuses will be available for students and lecturers where courses cannot be digitally delivered. 
  • Campuses will be available from Wednesday, 28 July 2021 for students who are unable to learn from home.
  • Where practical components of learning are required this week, this will commence from tomorrow.  We will contact you to discuss next steps. 
  • From Wednesday, 28 July 2021, the TAFE SA Regency Campus will only be partially accessible to staff and students, with Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites remaining closed until further notice.  All other non-Tier 1 sites will be open for students and staff. For a list and map of impacted areas at the Regency Campus, click here.

Mask Wearing:

  • Wearing masks will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and are an effective way of protecting ourselves and each other. 
  • From Wednesday 28 July 2021, masks will be required to be worn at all TAFE SA locations. 
  • Masks are not required to be worn in the following situations:
    • Delivering or speaking in AUSLAN
    • A person has a disability which makes wearing a mask not possible
    • A person has a skin condition which makes wearing a mask not possible
    • A person is wearing a hearing aid device which makes wearing a mask not possible
    • A person is working in a call centre and it’s not possible to wear a mask with a headset/microphone. 

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.

Cleaning update at the Regency Campus:

  • A full COVID-19 clean is being completed for all Tier 1 exposure sites at the Regency Campus.

Cleaning update all other campuses:

  • Disinfectant cleaning is continuing across TAFE SA campus locations. 
  • All cleaning supplies including cleaning wipes, disinfectant and hand sanitiser will be available at every campus.

Current South Australian exposure sites

SA Health has identified a number of exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19. These locations are being updated regularly. Please use the following link for the latest real time information: SA Health Contact Tracing.

If you have been at any of the locations listed on the SA Health Contact Tracing page at the specified dates and times you and your family/household members must:

  • Immediately self-isolate for 14 days since you were at the location
  • Get COVID-19 tested immediately
  • Get tested again on day 5 and day 13
  • Notify SA Health you were at one of these locations
  • If you were at these locations but not at the specified date and time, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop

As COVID-19 is evolving interstate, TAFE SA highly recommends checking the SA Health contact tracing page prior to any travel.

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.

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 at SA Health's contact tracing page and their restrictions and responsibilities page. Click on the links for the latest emergency directions and 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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