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 our COVID Safe Policy and Procedure, and our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, sore throat or runny nose), please notify immediately and do NOT enter the SITCM campus until the Administration Department has indicated that it is safe for you to return.

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.
  • Wear a face mask whenever you cannot socially distance.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell.
  • Avoid contact with others if you feel unwell.

Affected Students

If you are an SITCM student who has been affected by COVID-19, several options may be available to mitigate the impact on your studies, including:

Stay Up to Date

NSW Health provides more information on its COVID-19 page.

13 July 2022 update: Following the recent expiry of the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2022, SITCM’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Group have approved the removal of SITCM’s vaccine mandate. Therefore, COVID vaccinations are no longer a requirement for entry to the SITCM Campus or Teaching Clinic. Other COVID safety measures, such as face masks, remain in place.

10 October 2021 update: Our Teaching Clinic will reopen its doors on 25 October 2021 as part of Sydney’s transition out of lockdown. To ensure a safe environment during this transition period, access to the clinic is limited to staff, students and patients who:

  • Are double vaccinated, or
  • Have both a vaccine medical exemption AND a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within the last three days.

Postponed practical classes (e.g., acu tutorials) will also resume on-campus from 25 October. Please check student emails for details.

14 July 2021 update: All Semester 2 classes will be delivered remotely via Zoom for the duration of the current lockdown. Arrangements have been made for any classes that must be face-to-face (e.g., acupuncture tutorials). Please check your student emails for details.

25 June 2021 update: The SITCM Campus, including the SITCM Teaching Clinic, will be closed from 26 June 2021 until the end of the latest lockdown.

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.