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COVID-19 Update

Updated April 28, 2022.

Information on this page includes the April 29 changes to public health and social measures(opens in a new tab) .

 

COVID-19 Notification Process - Students

You can view the COVID-19 case process for students here (97 KB) (PDF document)

If you return a COVID-19 positive RAT or PCR test result, or are advised that you are a close contact and are required to self-isolate, please complete the COVID-19  webform,(opens in a new tab)  or email covid.staff@srtafe.wa.edu.au with the following details: 

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
  • Campus
  • Course Details
  • Attach a copy (i.e. screenshot) of your positive test notification

People who have self-administered a RAT for COVID-19 and tested positive must register their results online (external link)(opens in a new tab)  with WA Health. 

Please DO NOT attend campus.

Your study area may contact you to explore your training options if you’re feeling well enough to study.

*STAFF may also use this process if unable to access the Intranet.

Close contacts

WA has removed quarantine requirements for asymptomatic close contacts, students, lecturers, staff and visitors are reminded that for the seven days following their designation as a close contact, they are allowed to leave the house provided they have no symptoms and they:

  • undertake daily Rapid Antigen Testing;
  • wear a mask outside the home;
  • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, health care settings, disability and aged care facilities and correctional facilities;
  • work from home, where possible; and
  • notify the college and their employer of their close contact status. 

What to do if you have COVID-19 or are a close contact (opens in a new tab) - on WA.gov.au

                                                                                                                            

Mandatory vaccinations

On the 23 December 2021, the Premier announced that WA workers who come under an existing vaccine mandate will now be required to have a third dose as part of the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

The mandatory vaccination policy applies to workers in high risk-industries, those interacting with people at an increased risk of being infected with COVID-19, or people who are vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, or other critical workers.

To participate in live works training areas and work placements in industries covered by the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy, TAFE students are required to be double vaccinated. If eligible, students are also required to have a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, within a month of becoming eligible.

Students will be required to provide evidence to TAFE of their vaccination status before attending work placement or participating in live works training area.  

Further details outlining the process to supply your evidence are available on the SR TAFE COVID-19 vaccination evidence page. 

 

Important health information

Before attending campus

Please check the advice on exposure sites which are listed on the HealthyWA website 

If you feel unwell or have symptoms, you should go get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result. Testing locations can be found online.

Hygiene products such as hand sanitiser are readily available at all TAFE campuses, and enhanced cleaning of high use areas is in operation.

Keep informed

Important service delivery and health information will continue to be distributed across campuses and to students and staff.

Students are asked to regularly check their emails for updates.

Support

If you wish to discuss your studies and wellbeing, contact Student Support Services

 

Mask wearing

Masks are no longer required at indoor venues including classrooms. Students and staff undertaking work placements in identified settings, including hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities, prisons and correctional facilities and airports, will need to continue to wear masks while at those facilities.

While masks are no longer mandatory, masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible and you may still wear a mask if you wish.

Students and staff using public transport or rideshares to get to campus must wear a mask while travelling.

For more information on the use of face masks please visit the Healthy WA website.

 

Proof of vaccination for entry to TAFE and live works

The proof of vaccination requirement has been removed for entry to all TAFE venues including our training restaurants and beauty therapy clinics.

 

General advice

Students are asked to continue good personal hygiene – wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Campuses are being cleaned on a regular basis, and hand sanitiser is available across campuses in key locations. 

Students are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest information and health advice by visiting the WA Government website.

Further information and assistance