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COVID-19 updates and information

Last updated 2 July 2021

Applies to all Central Regional TAFE campuses

Important Information on COVID-19

At 12:01am on Saturday, 3 July 2021, the Perth and Peel lockdown will end as planned and all TAFE campuses can re-open. 

Central Regional TAFE campuses are open and operating as usual.

A range of interim restrictions will be in place for three days, until 12:01am on Tuesday, 6 July, and some further transitional restrictions to remain in place until 12:01am on Monday, 12 July - pending ongoing health advice.

Please note while on campus, anyone who has been in Perth or Peel since Sunday 27 June must adhere to the following:

  • Wear masks as per the requirements for both the interim and transitional periods. From now until 12:01am Tuesday, 6 July this means wearing masks in all indoor and outdoor places, unless exempt or while doing vigorous outdoor exercise.
  • From 12:01am Tuesday, 6 July to 12:01am Monday, 12 July, masks are mandatory for indoor public venues, unless exempt, but are not required outside where physical distancing is possible.

If you have been to one of the sites outlined on the Healthy WA website and are required to quarantine, please do as instructed by health officials.

We encourage people to visit www.wa.gov.au to find more information.

Please remember: 

1. If you are unwell, awaiting COVID-19 test results or in self-isolation, please do not attend campus.

2. Physical distancing and hygiene practices. Follow the Healthy WA guidelines, particularly those around hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home if you are unwell.

3. To use the SafeWA app, practise good hygiene and COVID-safe habits.

What we are doing 

Regular campus cleaning continues, with particular attention to high contact surfaces. Hand sanitiser is also available across campuses in key locations. There will also be a small supply of masks for staff and students, who have travelled, in the event they require a replacement while on campus.

We will update this page and our social media channels if the situation changes.   

If you have questions or need assistance please contact us:

T: 1800 672 700
E: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

More information

To support the efforts of keeping WA safe, we encourage you to download the State Government's free SAFEWA app prior to visiting a campus. When you arrive at some of our facilities you will need to 'check in' via scanning a QR code before entering. If you don't have the app on your phone, you'll need to sign a printed registration form. 

This process is a requirement across various businesses in WA (including all TAFEs) from the 5 December. The app is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details, to assist the WA Health Department with COVID-19 contact tracing. If needed, this will help them to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Areas where you will need to scan the QR Code include:

  • Cafes
  • Training Restaurants
  • Library areas
  • Hair and Beauty Training Salons
  • Campus events

Each QR Code is unique to assist in identifying specific locations. Students and visitors will need to register/scan themselves in each day that they enter one of the above areas.  Students do not have to register/scan if they are timetabled to attend the particular work area and are on the class attendance roll.  Likewise, staff will not have to scan/register in the above locations if they are scheduled to be working in those areas.  If however, staff or students visit one of the other areas where they do not normally work or study, they will need to register/scan each day they visit that location.

Download the SafeWA app below:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

App user guide

 

Other things to remember:

If your attending classes on-campus, please remember the following:

  • Only attend for the necessary errand/class and leave directly afterwards.
  • Use the sanitising stations provided, wash hands regularly and maintain good hygiene.
  • Maintain social distancing recommendations of at least 1.5m apart from other students or staff.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. 
  • Use card over cash where possible.

Student Support Services

All campuses are open and continue to provide access to a range of support services including:

  • Disability services
  • Aboriginal support
  • International support
  • Client service front counter assistance
  • Student services support
  • Jobs and Skills Centre
  • Me-N-U Cafe's - limited seating capacity due to Government requirements
  • Library and student resource areas - (Please see additional information in the FAQs below)

More information about our student support services

Blended learning will still continue for some training areas

Over the last couple of months students have enjoyed blended learning and the possibilities it provides. The combination of virtual classrooms, online interactive learning and face-to-face classes, has given lecturers and students flexibility and a great way to engage and interact with each other.  This approach will continue for some training areas. Lecturers let students know specific details relating to their course. 

We're committed to minimising risks on campus and have the below measures in place:

  • 1.5 metre markers at all client services and public service points to adhere to social distancing requirements
  • Additional cleaning of facilities especially in shared spaces and areas such as computer labs, counter tops, and bathroom facilities.
  • Safe food handling and additional cleaning at our MeNu cafes at the Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Northam campuses.

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Further updates and FAQs will be provided on this page as they become available. Please ensure you monitor this page regularly for the latest information.