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COVID-19 Safety

Covid safety

COVID-19 and clinical placements

COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students attending clinical placements, commencing 8:00pm Wednesday 7 July 2021

From 8:00pm Wednesday 7 July 2021, any students who are on a clinical placement in connection with an enrolled course of study must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they may be permitted to enter a restricted vulnerable facility (hospital, residential aged care, disability accommodation services, or correctional centre).

Any student on a clinical placement who is not fully vaccinated as at 8:00pm on 7 July 2021 will not be permitted to enter a restricted vulnerable facility for the purposes of the placement.

Being fully vaccinated means having both doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca.  A student should not be taken to be vaccinated if they have only had one dose and aware awaiting the second dose.  Also, students who cannot be vaccinated due to a contraindication will not be permitted to enter the vulnerable facility while it is restricted.

Register to be Vaccinated: https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au/registerforvaccination/

It is appreciated that this change in access to restricted vulnerable facilities for students on clinical placements may initially cause disruption.  With evidence of community transmission in Queensland, this measure is being taken to protect the most vulnerable persons in our community.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated only applies while a facility is restricted.  Current restrictions are expected to be in place until 6:00pm on 16 July 2021, pending the COVID-19 situation across the State.  However, please be aware that, should it be necessary to impose restrictions in future, this may happen at short notice and vaccination requirements for students on clinical placement would be reinstated.

More information: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/clinical-placement/covid-19-and-clinical-placements

Vaccine information in your language: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-in-your-language

Educare College is open for training. Whilst we remain open to provide essential services for our students, we have put in place some preventative measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For your health and wellbeing as well as our staff, we have adopted Queensland Health’s recommendations for social distancing and cleaning. These include:

  • Additional cleaning and sanitisation of surfaces, countertops, doorknobs, lifts, and classroom table and chairs
  • Maintaining social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in our classrooms and breakout areas
  • Providing antibacterial wipes on the counter for your use
  • Providing antibacterial sanitizer at several pause stations, bathrooms and within the college on entry to classrooms

Please note, some of our staff may decide to wear gloves by choice, and for personal hygiene reasons.

If you have recently travelled overseas, are feeling unwell, or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you contact us by phone instead of coming to the College.