Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses causing respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). COVID-19 is the diseased caused by a new coronavirus. On the 11 March, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the current outbreak of a Coronavirus COVID-19, to be a Pandemic.

It is a rapidly evolving situation, and information is likely to change; please ensure you refer to the relevant links provided for the most up-to-date information on the situation.

To keep up to date on COVID-19 visit:

Department of Health
World Health Organisation

Travel Restrictions

The Australian government has placed travel restrictions on those persons travelling into Australia and also within Australian State and Territory borders. You will find the most up-to-date information at the Department of Home Affairs website. It is currently advised to not travel for any reason. All international travelers have compulsory quarantine for 14 days. Interstate travelers are required to self isolate for 14 days. Further information on what a staff member should do if they get sick while in self-isolation may be found at the link below.

Information on Self Isolation

How can we help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

It’s important to remember you could be infectious before being aware you have the disease.
Good hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette and social distancing are the best methods to prevent the spread of most viruses, including COVID-19.

Regularly and thoroughly cleaning your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water, particularly before eating or after using the bathroom.

Maintaining a social distance of at least a 1.5 metres between yourself and others.

Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze (immediately disposing of any used tissues).

Wiping regularly used surfaces, equipment and commonly touched items (door handles, lift buttons, stair bannisters for example) with antiseptic wipes or other cleaner.

Stay at home as much as possible. If you can work from home, do so. Self-isolate and stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

The routine use of surgical masks is not recommended for members of the general public who are not suspected to have contracted COVID-19. Further information on the use of surgical masks may be found here.