Update for students about coronavirus (COVID-19)
VITAL FIRST AID is working with the Department of Education and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international coronavirus situation.
What you need to know
VITAL FIRST AID is open, and courses will run as normal.
However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from NSW Health to ensure we are responding appropriately.
Consistent with current guidelines from NSW Health, if you are unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
On 15 March, the Australian Government put in place new measures for people arriving in Australia:
- Individuals must self-isolate for a period of 14 days on arrival to Australia, including returning Australian citizens and residents.
You are also required to self-isolate if you:
- have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- are under medical assessment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- have had close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Individuals who meet this criteria, are also excluded from educational facilities such as schools and VITAL FIRST AID locations.
What you need to do
Students currently excluded from educational facilities such as schools and VITAL FIRST AID locations are those who in the last 14 days have:
- Been in contact with any confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
- Arrived in Australia by any means.
If you meet these circumstances, you must be isolated in your home for 14 days, other than for individual medical care.
Students and staff who returned to Australia more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms are able to return to educational facilities.
NSW Health has processes in place to identify any contacts of cases confirmed in Australia. Any advice to these contacts will be provided directly by NSW Health.