COVID-19

6 May 2020 update: The SITCM Teaching Clinic will reopen from the week starting 11 May 2020. For details, please read: Clinic Reopening.

27 April 2020 update: Effective immediately, the Campus is open to students on weekdays so that on-campus learning resources can be accessed as needed. Specifically, the Admin Office will be staffed from 9am to 5pm and the Library from 10am to 5:30pm. However, classes continue to be taught online and the Teaching Clinic remains closed. If you do come to campus, please follow social distancing requirements.

20 April 2020 update: SITCM has some important updates about changes to assessment, including temporary policy changes, in this document: Changes to Assessment  due to COVID-19.

24 March 2020 update: The SITCM Campus will be closed from Thursday, 26 March 2020 until further notice. Staff will continue to work from home and can still be contacted using the same phone numbers and email addresses as usual. Students are encouraged to contact to SITCM for any necessary support during this challenging period.

16 March 2020 update: To ensure the safety of the SITCM community, all SITCM classes will be either delivered online or postponed from 23 March 2020. Students and staff should check their emails for further information.

SITCM is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and to follow all advice from relevant government authorities. We are committed to providing all the help we can during this challenging time. For information on the procedures being undertaken by SITCM in response to this situation, please refer to the COVID-19 Emergency Procedures.

Self-Isolation

We ask that anyone who has been overseas, or in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case within 14 days, to notify us and NOT enter the SITCM campus until the 14 days have passed. Although potentially inconvenient, we believe that this measure is essential to ensuring campus safety.

Symptoms

If you develop a fever, cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, sore throat or runny nose, you should:

  • Visit your local GP (call ahead) or your local Emergency Department.
  • Notify SITCM and not enter the SITCM Campus until permission is provided.
  • If you need advice, please call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Affected Students

If you are an affected student, several options may be available to mitigate the impact on your studies, including:

General Precautions

Please follow the hygiene advice below to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Use soap or alcohol-based hand wash frequently; wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with your elbow and dispose of tissues.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell.
  • Avoid all overseas travel.
  • Avoid contact with others if you feel unwell.

Stay Up to Date

NSW Health provides more information on its COVID-19 page. The Department of Health’s Information for universities, higher education and vocational education facilities, their students and staff page provides advice specific to tertiary education.