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Health and Safety Update: Coronavirus

 
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Health and Safety Update: Coronavirus
by StudentWeb News - Thursday, 30 January 2020, 11:52 AM
 

The health and safety of our students is our absolute priority and we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely.

The Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer have recommended the precautionary approach to managing coronavirus for travellers returned from Hubei province in China.

This recommendation is that returning students or staff self-isolate at home and should not attend their TAFE for 14 days following exposure to any confirmed coronavirus case or after leaving Hubei Province.

If any members of your family have visited China or are displaying flu-like symptoms after visiting other countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus within the last 14 days, we ask that you please refrain from attending classes while unwell or seeking medical advice.

Please contact our Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Ms Bronwyn Glover on 1300 269 445 or b.glover@boxhill.edu.au before you return to school.

Please be alert to the coronavirus symptoms, which include a fever, cough, and sore throat.

If you have these symptoms, we recommend you see a doctor.

The Department of Health and Human Services has now set up a dedicated hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus: 1800 675 398 or you can visit your local GP.