Coronavirus advice for the Greenwich College community

Greenwich College is working with relevant Government departments and industry peak bodies to ensure that we are responding as quickly as possible to the rapidly changing global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). First and foremost, our thoughts and best wishes are with anyone currently affected by the virus and their families. 

Coronavirus advice for the Greenwich College community

We have created this page to give you access to relevant information regarding the current situation globally and here in Australia. Australia is well placed to tackle the virus, with strict controls on our borders and health and quarantine policies in place to protect those currently unaffected by the virus and to keep them safe. 
 
Australia should be seen as a safe travel destination and should not hold fear for those wanting to travel. In terms of border control and quarantine, Australia remains one of the most protected and isolated countries in the world.

Australian Government Advice

The Australian Government has implemented procedures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. For up-to-date information, click on the links below:

Reduce your exposure to illness

To reduce your exposure to COVID-19, we ask students, staff and visitors to take all necessary precautions advised by the public health experts. For information on how to reduce your exposure, click on the link below:

Information for Greenwich College students

If you are unable to travel to Australia for the start of your intake due to travel restrictions, or have recently returned from overseas, please refer to the information below.

  • Students Currently Overseas

    Are you unable to travel to Australia?

  • Students Recently Returned

    Have you recently travelled overseas?

  • Recent Student Communications

    Have you received our recent student email update?

Website - COVID19 - Fact Sheet - Identify The Symptoms

Stop The Spread. Identify The Symptoms.

Helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 is something that we can all do. The Australian Government has developed this helpful infographic so you can understand and identify the symptoms of COVID-19.

If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention. Call your local Medical Centre to book an appointment with a Doctor. Tell your Doctor about your symptoms, travel history and if you have had any recent contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19, contact your state public health agency:

  • NSW: call 1300 066 055
  • VIC: call 1300 651 160
  • QLD: call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

For practical tips on how you can stop the spread and stay healthy, watch this helpful video from the Australian Government.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Please find below important information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus operations and class delivery. If you have any further questions, please contact your Student Services team.

Where can I find out more information on the coronavirus?
The Australian Government has implemented procedures aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus. For up-to-date information see  The Department of Health, NSW Health and Victorian Health websites.
What should I do if I have recently returned from overseas?

If you have arrived in Australia from midnight 15 March 2020, you must self-isolate for 14 days.

If you have been in contact with a person with a confirmed coronavirus infection while they were infectious, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact with that person.

What does self-isolation mean?

You should restrict activities outside your home, except for seeking medical care. You should not go to work, school, or public areas. You should not use public transportation, taxis or ride-sharing services.

When in self-isolation, you should monitor yourself for symptoms. Watch for:
• fever
• cough
• shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
• other early symptoms (chills, body aches, sore throat, headache and runny nose, muscle pain or diarrhoea).

If you develop symptoms and it is a medical emergency (e.g. shortness of breath at rest or difficulty breathing) you should call 000. Alert ambulance staff of your travel/contact history.

Click here to read our Home Isolation Guidance information.

How can I protect myself and others?
The World Health Organisation has developed helpful videos on the protective measures you can take against the new coronavirus.
What should I do if I am unable to return to Australia to continue studies due to COVID-19 travel restrictions?

We encourage you to contact Greenwich Student Services to discuss what options are available for you to defer your studies.

If you require additional time to complete your studies (beyond your visa expiry date) you will need to apply for a new student visa with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. Contact Greenwich Student Services for further details.

I have lodged a student visa - will my visa still be processed?
The Australian Government is continuing to process student visa applications. If you have any questions regarding your visa application, please contact your recruitment agency.
What measures has Greenwich taken on its campuses?

Across our campuses, Greenwich has distributed information on how you can reduce your exposure to illness. Additional anti-bacterial hand gel dispensers have been placed strategically around the campuses.

Are the Greenwich College campuses open?

All Greenwich College campuses will close at 3:30pm on Tuesday, 17th March 2020. 

Classes will move to 100% online delivery from Monday, 23rd March. Students will be individually contacted to explain how to access online course delivery. 

Greenwich College campuses will re-open on Monday, 6th April, unless we are directed otherwise by the Australian Government.

Student attendance will not be recorded for the weeks affected by the campus closures. However, students are expected to attend their online classes to maintain their academic progress and comply with visa requirements.

Where can I find more information about online classes?

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we temporarily transition your learning to an online platform from Monday 23rd March.

Greenwich College has chosen Zoom for online delivery. It’s easy and can be done on a computer, tablet or even a phone!

For more information about online classes visit:

https://www.greenwichcollege.edu.au/online-learning

I have not received Greenwich College's recent COVID-19 email update. Where can I read it?

It is important to keep up to date with the information Greenwich College is sending out regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus operations, and class delivery. 

If your inbox is full or you have unsubscribed to our newsletters, you may not receive our emails. 

To ensure you keep up to date, please read our latest communication below:

Important Student Information - Sent 17 March
English Online Delivery Information- Sent 18 March
GMC Online Delivery Information - Sent 18 March
Online Learn FAQs - Sent 19 March
Online Learning What you need to know - Sent 20 March
GEC Support Link - Sent 23 March
GEC #InThisTogether Student Support - Sent 26 March
GMC #InThisTogether Student Support - Sent 26 March
Online Learning Extension - Sent 31 March
GEC - How to Maximise your Online Experience - Sent 03 April