SGSCC COVID-19 Policies

St George & Sutherland Community College (SGSCC) has put in place preventative measures to ensure public health and safety at this time and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
All students, staff and visitors accessing our campus and other venues must follow our Covid-19 infection control and building access procedures.

Below are the measures we are taking to keep everyone safe and the responsibilities of our students.

Note: Attendance at face-to-face classes will not be permitted for anyone who:

  • Has returned from overseas within the previous 14 days;
  • Lives in or has visited a recognised hotspot and has not self-isolated or quarantined for two weeks before attendance at class, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms
  • Is believed to have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19.

Measures We Are Taking

  • COVID Safe check-in through a QR code to provide all those attending College classes (and visitors) with a contactless method to record attendance. The information recorded through this process will only be used for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections if they occur;
  • Emailing prior to classes to remind people of the need to ensure they follow the COVID Safe policy of the College;
  • Handwashing facilities are signposted and display public health reminders about handwashing methods;
  • Hand sanitiser is available at multiple points on site, including at the entry to each teaching block;
  • Temperature checking of all visitors and where deemed appropriate within the college
  • All rooms display instructional signage outlining the conditions of entry and need to be observed
  • In line with NSW Health advice, we also strongly recommend that students and staff wear a face mask if physical distancing cannot be maintained for any reason while on campus, especially in indoor settings.
  • All classrooms are set for the maximum number of adults permitted at any time based a physical distance of 1.5 metres . We ask everybody to ensure these distance requirements are maintained and not move seats or desks unless necessary and safe to do so
  • All high contact areas such as doors, handles, kitchen and toilet surfaces are cleaned regularly and with appropriate strength cleaning agents following the manufacturer’s instructions. Toilets will be well-stocked with hand soap and paper towels, cleaned and disinfected regularly

Your Responsibilities As A Student

  • Not attend if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Not attend if you have come into contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Not attend if you live in or has visited a recognised Hotspot and not self-isolated(opens in a new tab) or quarantined(opens in a new tab) for two weeks before attendance at class, regardless of whether or not you have symptoms
  • COVID Safe check-in through a QR code
  • Maintain a standard of personal hygiene compliant with instructional signage at the College, including strict hand and cough hygiene
  • Maintain a required physical distance of 1.5 metres in all classrooms and common areas
  • Wear a "face mask if physical distancing cannot be maintained for any reason while on campus, especially in indoor settings
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshakes, kisses and hugs
  • Avoid gathering in groups, especially at classroom entry and exit
  • Avoid crowded spaces
  • Follow instructions on campus signage
  • While on-site or in class, take full direction from your tutor or other staff members to ensure activities are consistent with the advice of health authorities
  • Scheduled class attendance only and individuals by appointment (no drop-ins)
  • Bring own food, cutlery, crockery and other personal items, including water bottles and other drink containers. Please do not share food or drinks and take all items home with you.

COVID-19 Enrolment Conditions

  • The College may, at any point as a result of any change in health and safety conditions, postpone, reschedule, or relocate the course into which you have enrolled
  • If we postpone, reschedule, or relocate a class, you will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the class and re-enrol in another class at another time
  • If you are not able to attend another class due to the change in timing or location, a full credit will be offered to you regardless of the portion of the course already undertaken
  • If you are unable to attend because you have possible COVID-19 symptoms, or have had contact with a known case of COVID-19, you will receive a full credit

Last updated January 19, 2021