This message has been sent out to all students and staff at the Byron Community College regarding the COVID_19. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions when participating in your workshop. Please contact the college should you have any questions. Copyright of the text below is the Byron Community College.

 

Byron Community College is open, and at the moment, or until further notice, courses will continue to be run normally as scheduled (unless otherwise individually agreed).

We are looking at ways that we can limit any impact of Covid-19 and how we can continue to engage our students throughout the coming days, weeks and/or months. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the NSW and Australian Governments to ensure we respond appropriately.

The following information is provided as a guideline to tutors.

Hand washing:
Please practise safe handwashing procedures. The College has increased its signage (attached) regarding the correct handwashing procedures, you will notice these in your classrooms. Students will also receive an email from the College about this.  Soap and paper towels are available in all bathrooms.

Hand sanitiser is located:
Mullum Campus - on the outside wall in-between rooms 2 and 3.
Byron Campus - on the wall in the foyer above the fire extinguisher.
Please let students know. 

Social distancing:
Practice social distancing where possible. We have good air-flow in the classrooms and outdoor areas where classes can spread out if it's a concern for some.

Wipe down high contact areas:
We have provided all classrooms with spray and wipe bottles and chux cloths. We request that each tutor wipes down high contact surfaces with spray and wipe when they leave the classroom and dispose of clothes in the red bin when done. Please wash hands when finished.

Please note our cleaners will be doing extra cleaning over this period.

Medical information:
Consistent with current guidelines from NSW Health, if you are unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Please let us know if you cannot attend your course.

On 15 March, the Australian Government put in place new measures for people arriving in Australia:

Individuals must self-isolate for a period of 14 days on arrival to Australia, including returning Australian citizens and residents.

You are also required to self-isolate if you:
have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
are under medical assessment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
have had close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Individuals who meet this criteria, are also excluded from educational facilities such as schools and colleges.

Further COVID-19 information and updates are available via the NSW Health website  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

As there is no certainty as to what will unfold, we will be taking each day as it comes and update you accordingly.