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Updated 14/02/20 9:05am

Update for students about novel coronavirus

TAFE NSW is working with the Department of Education and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation.

There has been a small number of cases of confirmed novel coronavirus in NSW.

What you need to know

TAFE NSW 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.

NSW Health has the following recommendations after receiving Federal Government advice:

  • People who have been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus cases must be isolated in their home for 14 days following exposure, other than for individual medical care.
  • Individuals who have travelled from or through mainland China (excluding Hong Kong) must be isolated in their home for 14 days after they return, other than for individual medical care.

What you need to do

Students currently excluded from educational facilities such as schools and TAFE NSW locations are those who in the last 14 days have:

  • Been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus cases
  • Travelled from or through mainland China (excluding Hong Kong).

If you meet these circumstances, you must be isolated in your home for 14 days after exposure, 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.

What you need to do if you have recently returned from China

The NSW Government is requesting that students and staff who have visited China in the last two weeks not attend educational facilities such as schools and TAFEs until 14 days have lapsed from their date of departure from China.

For more information

TAFE NSW will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from NSW Health to ensure we are responding to the situation appropriately.

Further information and updates are available via the NSW Health website:


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