Here on Excelsia campus, the health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance. The College is closely monitoring the development of the recent local cluster COVID-19 outbreaks in Sydney and is responding in line with the latest advice from the Australian Government and NSW Health.

The campus remains open with continued COVID-safe precautions in place. The College is ready to respond as appropriate to any further direction from NSW Health.

If you have a visitor on campus, please ensure that they have registered their attendance on Campus through Service NSW COVID Safe Check-In via the QR code available at Reception.

Through the Service NSW App, you will find COVID-19 resources with details of NSW COVID-19 case locations. If you have been at any of the hotspots areas or feeling unwell, you need to follow the instructions provided to either monitor symptoms, get tested and/or self-isolate. Please do not attend the campus while waiting for your test result. It is essential that you inform your manager or lecturer if you have been to one of those hotspots areas. You can also regularly visit the NSW Health latest update pages for information about face masks and a list of the most recent case locations. Please monitor these sites daily as information is regularly updating.

The wearing of masks on campus is not currently mandatory. Students and staff are welcome to wear a mask indoors on campus if they wish. A reminder that face masks are recommended by NSW Health in all public settings where it's hard to maintain physical distancing. In keeping with this advice, we strongly recommend wearing a mask in situations where it is not possible to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others. This may include classrooms, meeting rooms, theatre, Mac Lab and studios.

We all have a responsibility to help keep everyone safe on campus and in our local area. Make sure you are aware of what you need to do to protect our community, protect the vulnerable and protect yourself.

Excelsia College's Response to Covid-19

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Excelsia College is implementing a carefully managed plan to return to recommence teaching and learning and research activities in-person. We are looking forward to welcoming students back in 2021, in line with the latest government regulations and advice.

Please check your timetable here to see which of your subjects must be attended on-campus, and which will be offered online.

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Face masks are recommended by NSW Health in all public settings where it's hard to maintain physical distancing.

In keeping in line with this advice, we strongly recommend wearing a mask in situations where it is not possible to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others. This may include classrooms, theatre, Mac Lab and studios.

The NSW Government has advised that COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors, so it is important you carry a face mask with you at all times in case you are unable to social distance.

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Wellbeing of staff, students and visitors

If experiencing any COVID symptoms, however mild, get tested. Go home straight after your test and isolate while you wait for the results.

There will be ongoing communication to staff and students regarding monitoring their health. If staff or students are sick and think they might have COVID-19, they must check their symptoms using healthdirect’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker and get tested.

If unwell, staff and students must remain home.

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Follow the NSW Health guidance on physical distancing which is staying 1.5 metres away from people we do not live with.

All College staff, students and visitors must follow the below actions:

Stop shaking hands to greet others

Hold large meetings via video conferencing or phone call if social distancing is not feasible or wear masks

Eat lunch outside when possible rather than in the lunch room

• Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that many people touch

Do not share food in the workplace

• Use debit ad credit cards instead of cash and make use of online methods of payments

Signs are displayed to remind staff and students of social distancing requirements.

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Practise good hygiene

Increased cleaning of desk, classrooms and facilities:
The College has contract agreement with a professional cleaning company who provides regular daily cleaning. Cleaning has increased to twice daily.

Supplies of cleaning products, including detergent and disinfectant:
The College has supply agreement in place with commercial cleaning suppliers to provide required cleaning supplies for office spaces and classrooms.

Cleaners to be contacted for thorough cleaning of the campus before staff and students can return to campus after an outbreak.

Practise good hygiene:

• Everyone on campus is required to wash their hands frequently, covering their coughs, putting tissues straight into a bin, avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth, cleaning regularly used objects and surfaces and ventilating effectively.

• Hand sanitisers are available around campus and more regular and thorough cleaning of the campus has been activated.

• Temperature check is required by everyone upon entry to the campus. No entry is allowed for those with high temperature.

• Posters are on display to practice good hygiene.

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Contact tracing

- Record attendance on campus

One of the primary goals of viral testing is to identify infected individuals as early as possible and to isolate them from the broader community. The most effective way to achieve this is through contact tracing.

Attendance of students during class is monitored.

• QR Code is available for use when entering the College.

• FOB security access records entry of staff and students into the building.

• Visitors log book is managed at Reception for any visitors to the campus, including delivering personnel.

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Keep updated

Check NSW Health alerts and case locations daily – make sure you stay across the latest alerts and follow NSW Health's advice before coming to campus.

Stay safe as you travel to Excelsia

Stay safe as you travel to campus

Use COVID-safe precautions when catching public transport and avoid peak times wherever possible.