NSW Health have advised the risk of contracting the virus is extremely small without contact.
If you have travelled to mainland China within the past 14 days, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after leaving mainland China. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, you must isolate themselves for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case. In these circumstances should not attend AFTRS and must avoid contact with other students and staff. If you have travelled to an affected area in the past 14 days or have been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus case and have a fever and respiratory signs and other symptoms, stay at home and call your doctor.
NSW Health have implemented a range of measures to identify cases and prevent transmission in NSW.
You can protect yourself by avoiding contact, where possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
You can also practise simple hygiene by:
- covering your coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow;
- washing your hands thoroughly;
- carrying hand sanitiser for use in the event soap and water are not readily available; and,
- avoid touching your face.
Please get in contact with the Student Centre on 1300223 877 if you have been affected by the coronavirus and to discuss any special considerations you may require.
For further information;
The Australian Government Department of Health has published a factsheet with information for university and vocational education students and staff arriving from Hubei province, China. Read it here.
NSW Health is updating information regularly via its website here.
NSW Health have also issued specific advice for students returning or commencing university studies. Read it here.