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Taylors College Sydney's response to the coronavirus

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Update 5 February 2020: Novel Coronavirus

This is to provide a further update on advice published by the Australian Government regarding the Novel Coronavirus

The following advice is for continuing and new USFP students.

As you may be aware the Australian Government has now restricted arrivals from all of mainland China to Australia from 1 February 2020. This restriction applies to all travellers with the exception of Australian citizens, residents and their families, until further notice. The Government has indicated it will review this decision on 15 February. More information on current travel restrictions is available here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=355

New Standard USFP 2020 students and Continuing USFP students:

  • If you are already in Australia, we look forward to seeing you on Monday, 17 February.
  • If you are not yet in Australia, we will now accept you up to an extra 2 weeks late i.e. the last day to arrive in Australia is Monday, 17 February, with the last day to arrive on campus being Monday, 2 March.
  • If you are not currently in Australia and need to suspend/defer your studies, please contact us studenthelp@studygroup.com to discuss your circumstances

New Extended February USFP 2020 students:

  • If you are already in Australia, we look forward to seeing you on Monday 24th February.
  • If you are not yet in Australia, we will now accept you up to an extra 2 weeks late i.e. the last day to arrive in Australia is Monday 24 February, with the last day to arrive on campus is Monday, 9 March.
  • If you are not currently in Australia and need to suspend/defer your studies, please contact us studenthelp@studygroup.com to discuss your circumstances

Students arriving from mainland China must:

  • Provide evidence of their date of arrival in Australia by sending a scan of their Boarding pass, or proof of arrival in the country, to studenthelp@studygroup.com along with your full name and student ID number.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days from your arrival to Australia, before to returning to campus.

Advice from NSW Health

The best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by:

  • Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to an affected area, you should call/phone your General Practitioner (Doctor), Hospital emergency department or call the healthdirect 1800 022 222 and seek medical attention as soon as possible.