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9 July 2021 COVID Update

9 July 2021 COVID Update

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9 July 2021 COVID Update

As of Friday 9 July 2021, the COVID-19 restrictions in Metro Melbourne now align with current restrictions across regional Victoria.

Face Masks

Face masks are mandatory indoors unless an exception applies or you are:

·         at home

·         a worker at a work premises, i.e. an office, if a member of the public isn’t present, and you are in an area that members of the public can’t normally access

·         at a school, childcare, early childhood service or outside school hours care, for staff, unless staff are in a reception area or in an area being accessed by the public

·         at a school, for students

·         a lawful exception applies

Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5 metres from others.

For Box Hill Institute, this mean that employees who are working in offices and employee spaces where the public are not present, face masks do not need to be worn.

Students on campus do not need to wear masks in the classroom, however they do need to wear masks when in public areas such as café, enrolment hubs, etc.

Eligibility to Attend Campus

No students should attend campus unless they have been invited and are well and present no risk to others. Students with underlying health conditions or in high risk categories that would make them vulnerable should not attend campus. However, if you are in a high risk category and need to attend campus for a practical or assessment, which cannot be completed remotely, please contact your Course Coordinator or email returntocampus@boxhill.edu.au.

Please ensure you have completed the Infection Control Training before returning to campus.

Infection Control Training

You must complete this Infection Control Training before attending campus.

Remember to:

·         Always wash your hands before you leave and when you return home

·         Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others

·         Get tested if you have the slightest symptoms of a cold

·         Get vaccinated if you are eligible

 

QR Codes on Campus – Service Victoria App

Box Hill Institute has transitioned to the Victorian Government’s QR Code Service, which helps contact tracers to contain a COVID-19 outbreak and helps keep our campuses safe for employees, students and visitors.

QR Code Check Ins Are Mandatory On Campus

Every person who attends a Box Hill Institute campus is required to use the QR code system to check into every building they enter, regardless of how much time they spend in that building. QR codes are unique for each building on campus to assist with accurate contact tracing.

Posters with the QR codes are on display in multiple locations across all buildings. They can be found at the entrance of each building and in classrooms. Teachers will confirm all students have checked in for class.

 

How to Check In Using the QR Codes – Service Victoria App

Download the Service Victoria App from the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you have the app downloaded, you will be able to use it to scan the QR codes. You can also use your phone camera (some models) to scan the QR codes.

The Service Victoria App also has a manual check-in option. This can be used by entering the 6-character unique Location Code that appears below the QR code.

Box Hill Institute has no access to the Service Victoria app data (unless a case is confirmed).

More information about the Victorian Government QR code service app can be found on the coronavirus website.

Student Life

If you require support during this time, please contact Student Life on (03) 9286 9891 or email studentlife@boxhill.edu.au.

For International Students, please contact the International Student Wellbeing Officer, Nikki Singh on (03) 9286 9445 or via email at nikita.singh@boxhill.edu.au.

If you have questions about your academic progress and would like assistance with your assessments, please contact the International Academic Advisor, Faz Maghami on (03) 9286 9734 or via email at f.maghami@boxhill.edu.au.

Campus Security

If you are concerned for your safety at any time while on campus you can call security. For those students who are on campus extremely late or early, having someone with you to walk to your car and see you off can be a relief.

You will see our security staff in the student lounges and around campus, sometimes driving their bright little hatchbacks. So, if you’re feeling uncomfortable or afraid, talk to them, call them, make them aware of what is going on. They are here to help you and help the Institute to manage any safety issues that occur. See phone numbers for Box Hill Institute campuses listed below.

 

Box Hill - Elgar, Nelson & Whitehorse Campuses: 03 9286 9286

City Campus: 03 8892 1700

Lilydale Campus: 03 8892 2555