We understand that there is growing concern around the impact of COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand, and that you are receiving an increased amount of questions from students and parents. Please note, at this stage we still have no confirmed cases on campus at Taylors College Sydney. Should we have a confirmed case, please rest assured we will contact you immediately to discuss next steps.
Some students have raised concerns around the ongoing outbreak within NSW and given the ever changing situation, we have decided to make some changes at Taylors College Sydney. The following information has been communicated to students via email:
1. Online classes instead of on campus
From Monday, 23 March 2020, classes will be delivered online via Study Smart rather than on campus. Online lessons will continue for two weeks. This means students will not be required to attend on campus, but will instead be able to join online classes via a PC, laptop or smart device connected to the internet. Students are advised not to come to campus during this time.
2. Change to Mid Term Assessment dates
Midterm assessments are now scheduled to be held from Monday, 6 April 2020 through to Thursday, 9 April 2020. These will be held on campus. A timetable will be sent to students.
3. Easter break
The Easter break will occur at the normal time, from Friday 10 April 2020. Normal classes will resume on campus on Monday, 27 April 2020.
A number of students have asked about international travel, specifically over the Easter break. On the advice of the Australian Department of Health, we strongly advise all students do not travel to the countries and territories most affected by COVID-19 and to remain in Australia over the Easter holidays.
If students decide to travel to mainland China, Iran, Italy or Republic of Korea they will not be allowed to re-enter Australia until 14 days after they have left or transited through those countries. If you travel to another country, you will be required to self-isolate for 14-days when you return to Australia.
With effect from Monday, 16 March 2020, the Australian government has announced that anyone arriving in Australia from any international destination is required to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of where they have come from or whether they are showing/have any symptoms.We encourage you to check the Australian Department of Health for information on Australia’s response to the virus Australian Department of Home Affairs Security for information on immigration to stay informed