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Phased Return to Campus Update #14


28 October 2020

The easing of restrictions announced on Monday 26 October 2020 means we can slowly start to invite some students back onto campus. You will hear from your teacher or teaching area if you are one of the students eligible to return to campus.

Eligibility to Return to Campus

Only students who have been invited, who are well and present no risk are eligible to return to campus. A student declaration coupled with entry screening will assess this. Additionally, students with underlying health conditions or in high risk categories that would make them vulnerable should not return to campus. This is in line with the advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services - COVID 19 Information.

If you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu symptoms, please do not attend campus.

Daily Screening

All students returning to campus will be required to attend a screening station where the Concierge Team will conduct temperature checks and health. Students are asked to arrive 15 mins before class to ensure they can be screened efficiently before their scheduled class begins. Once a student passes their screening, they will receive a sticker, which indicates their eligibility to be on campus for that day only. 

QR Codes

We have introduced a QR codes system that requires all students to scan the QR code on a poster on each building before entry. You will need to scan the right-side QR code with the camera or QR code scanner app of your Smartphone. Go to the link contained in the QR code and submit your details via the form.

If you are unable to scan the QR code, please record your details at the Entry Monitoring Screening station noting the buildings you will be accessing while on site. Your details will be collected for contact tracing in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case on campus.

Face Masks

Face masks are mandatory for people aged over 12. You must wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Face shields, bandanas, scarves, loose snoods, loose buffs and loose neck gaiters are not a sufficient face covering. A fitted snood, fitted buff or fitted gaiter is allowed.

Please note that teachers are not required to wear face coverings while teaching but may choose to do so.

Infection Control

The main reason for students returning to campus is to attend class. Social Distancing must be adhered to at all times in and outside the classroom. Once class has finished, students are required to leave campus. If a student is found to be in breach of the social distancing requirements, they may be asked to leave campus and return at an advised date. 

You must complete this Infection Control Training before attending campus.

Cafés and Libraries

The café at Elgar is open 9:00am - 2:00pm Monday to Friday. Liydale Point of View Cafe is open 8am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday. Nelson’s café remains is closed however the vending machines will be available.

Libraries will reopen from 2 November. The Elgar library will be open 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday. The Nelson library will be open 4 hours per day Tuesday – Thursday, and the Lilydale library will be open 9.30am – 2.30pm, Monday – Friday. Library staff can be reached by leaving a message on (03) 9286 9283 or by emailing library@boxhill.edu.au.

Public Transport

Public Transport Victoria has information on its website about the measures it is taking to keep passengers safe, including increased cleaning and cashless transactions. It also outlines measures passengers can take including social distancing. 

Feedback

While we are working through this phased transition to campus, we are encouraging students to share feedback with us about our processes and procedures on campus in response to COVID-19.

Students can send feedback to customerrelations@boxhill.edu.au. Collecting this feedback will enable our project team to ensure that our processes are working effectively in our goal to keep you safe.

Student Life 

If you require support during this time, please contact Student Life on (03) 9286 9891 or email studentlife@boxhill.edu.au.  

For International Students, please contact the International Student Wellbeing Officer, Nikki Singh on (03) 9286 9445 or via email at nikita.singh@boxhill.edu.au

If you have questions about your academic progress and would like assistance with your assessments, please contact the International Academic Advisor, Faz Maghami on (03) 9286 9734 or via email at f.maghami@boxhill.edu.au.