Novel Corona Virus Advice

Novel Coronavirus

SCC students and staff will be aware through recent media and Government reports of the current respiratory outbreak called 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The virus has started to spread to other parts of the world and there are confirmed cases in NSW. You can find out more about the virus from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Although the risk of the virus spreading further in Australia is deemed low, the College wants to ensure that we are prepared and focused on preventing the spread of this virus and other contagious illnesses.

If you have visited Wuhan and the Hubei Province, China in the last two weeks, or have been in contact with someone who has, please talk to your GP before attending your class. If you have symptoms (fever, cough, cold) please stay at home.

As always, simple hygiene measures are one of the best precautions with any contagious illness. These are:

• If you’re unwell, stay at home and away from other people;
• Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infection;
• Wash your hands regularly;
• Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash your hands;
• Avoid touching your face and mouth after touching surfaces;
• In the case of Novel Coronavirus, people are also being asked to avoid contact with wild or farm animals.

The health and safety of our staff and students is an absolute priority for Sydney Community College and these measures help us minimise the spread of any contagious illnesses in our services and offices. We will continue to monitor the situation and the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health and update as needed.

Sydney Community College

Udated 06/02/20