To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our residential sites in Sydney, Ballarat or Canberra.
We have implemented numerous protocols for our residents and staff, as per NSW Health and VicHealth advice. This includes:
- no external visitors being permitted on residential sites
- provision of hand sanitiser
- social distancing
- limiting the number of residents using common areas
- providing letters to residents in Melbourne to allow them to travel back to the Ballarat residence in preparation for Semester 2.
Additionally, we have been calling all our residents individually to check on their wellbeing, including whether they are experiencing any financial hardship. Care packages are being provided to students in our residences to ensure they continue to have essential items during this difficult time.
We are still holding residential events, but we are delivering these in innovative ways.