HEALTH & SAFETY
Aerialize is committed to ensuring that the health and safety of our community is paramount and we wanted to address anxieties surrounding the recent situation.
There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by staff and students from any of Aerialize’s programs and it is business as usual until advised otherwise.
Please also, take the time to read the current statement from the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee (AHPPC), who advise that the risk to the general Australian population from COVID-19 is low, with the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia in returned travellers.
WHAT DO DO IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL?
Should any student or staff member feel generally unwell or be concerned about their exposure to the virus, please follow these steps:
**Do not attend Aerialize**
Call your GP, visit the Emergency Department, or phone Health Direct on
1800 022 222
If you are unwell or required to be in isolation and will be absent from Aerialize, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing a brief update on your situation
Please contact the office as soon as possible to discuss course alternatives.
For more information please click the links below to find out the facts.
The following is based on current NSW Health guidelines:
Any student or staff member who has left, or transited through mainland China since 1 February, Iran since 1 March, South Korea since 5 March and as of 11 March Italy is excluded from attending Aerialize for 14 days from the date they left these countries. This list of countries may be extended, pending further advice.
Any confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded from Aerialize until they are medically cleared to return.
Close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case.
NSW Health has processes in place to identify any close contacts of cases confirmed in Australia. It is advising these close contacts about not attending work or school.
Students and staff who have returned to Australia and have shown no symptoms during the 14-day self-isolation period are able to return to Aerialize.
Maintaining good hygiene standards is an important way to reduce the risk of acquiring and spreading respiratory infections. Thorough handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of germs that cause respiratory disease.
Signage indicating best handwashing practice and cough etiquette has been placed in Aerialize's bathroom and kitchens areas. If you become aware of empty soap dispensers around Aerialize please advise staff as soon as possible.
Wash your hands before and after your training session.
Please bring a towel to training at all times and ensure you wipe any surface that has been affected by your sweat.
Consider your proximity to others and how close contact may be reduced, such as refraining from hugging or shaking hands when greeting each other.
SUPPORT & WELLBEING
Uncertainty around situations such as COVID-19 can be a time of heightened anxiety for some. Please seek advice from reputable medical professionals or official government sites, like NSW Health or the World Health Organisation, for up to date and factual information about COVID-19.
Thank you for your continued calm and measured response to the current situation. Again, please be reminded of the need to take sensible precautionary measures, including not attending Aerialize if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or other symptoms of respiratory infection.