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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Updated 26th March 2020

All classroom course sizes have been restricted to a maximum of 10 people.

Wollongong – All Wollongong courses have been deferred indefinitely until we can find a venue suitable that accommodates the Government’s minimum training requirements ( i.e. Max 10 people and 4sq meters per person) . If any of you know such a venue please contact Kane or David on the number below and we would pleased to setup classes.

Liverpool – We have sourced an alternative venue for our RCG classroom courses which will now be held in Granville this Friday and into the near future.

Central Coast – All Central Coast courses have been deferred indefinitely until we can find a venue suitable that accommodates the Government’s minimum training requirements ( i.e. Max 10 people and 4sq meters per person) . If any of you know such a venue please contact us on the number below and we would pleased to setup classes.

Newcastle – All Newcastle courses have been deferred indefinitely until we can find a venue suitable that accommodates the Government’s minimum training requirements ( i.e. Max 10 people and 4sq meters per person) . If any of you know such a venue please contact us on the number below and we would pleased to setup classes.

RSA Online –  We strongly encourage students looking for an RSA course to enroll in our RSA online. This is a very well structured course and receives very positive reviews  from our graduate students. (see our facebook page) Reminder these can be booked and started within 10 minutes

As new advice comes to hand from the Australian Government BarMax will update and make decisions accordingly

Further to this BarMax have reduced class sizes to allow for ‘Social distancing’ within classroom.

Hand sanitiser is available whilst stocks last

Special terms below for courses if feeling unwell.

From March 15th until Sept 30th, 2020 your course validity period has been extended to allow an additional 15 days without penalty so that students who need to be in isolation can do so without fear of a financial burden. Additionally up until Sept 20, 2020, there will be no rescheduling charges (normally $50 per course) if you are unable to attend because you are ill.

We do this to encourage you to stay at home if you are concerned that you may have the coronavirus.

For the latest updates please call 0292114110 (option 1)

Stay home if you are sick

The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount. If students are unwell with respiratory illness, they should remain at home until symptoms resolve and, where appropriate, seek advice from a medical practitioner (and call ahead first). Remember to also clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20-seconds with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.

Health advice

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illnesses.

Wash your hands

Clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.

Cough etiquette

Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with a tissue (and dispose of it immediately). Avoid close contact with people who are ill. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Stay home if you are sick

If you are unwell with a respiratory illness you should remain at home until symptoms clear up.

Slowing the spread of coronavirus in NSW  

NSW residents should act now to reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Social distancing means we reduce the number of close physical and social contacts we have with one another.

When social distancing actions are combined with good personal hygiene measures the spread of a pandemic through the community can be slowed. This helps protect the most vulnerable members of the community and reduces the impact of the pandemic on essential, life-saving health services.

There are many actions individuals, employers and organisations can take now to promote social distancing and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in our community.

The following advice is based on the current stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW. As the situation is evolving rapidly, this advice may need to be updated with additional measures.

Please check the NSW Health COVID-19 website for updates.

Simple steps for social distancing can make a big difference

NSW residents are urged to take simple steps NOW to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

  • Be part of the solution.
  • Act now on what you can do.
  • Keep your distance from others as much as possible but stay connected.
  • Work local, study local, shop local, play local.
  • Cloud not crowd.

Take personal action to reduce exposures and stay healthy

The most important action is to practice good hand hygiene.

Take the following steps to reduce your exposure and chances of getting ill with COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw soiled tissues in the bin and clean your hands with soap and water or sanitiser. If you don’t have a tissue, cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces each day.
  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, do not go outside your property or home, do not go to work, school or shops unless it is essential.
    • Get a flu shot when it becomes available.
    • Talk with your doctor and pharmacist about getting an emergency supply of any medications being taken regularly by you or your family.
    • Stop shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting.
    • Avoid crowds if possible. If not, keep the time short.
    • Avoid small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations.
    • Attempt to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people where possible.
    • Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.
    • Visit shops sparingly, buy food online, consider home delivery and take-aways.
    • Use debit and credit cards instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions (for example Opal cards on public transport).
    • Use public transport in off-peak periods if you can.
    • Re-consider overseas and interstate travel plans.

Reference: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/social-distancing.aspx

Individuals must self-isolate for a period of 14 days on arrival to Australia, including returning Australian citizens and residents.

You are also required to self-isolate if you have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 or if you have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection. The Australian Government now advises all Australians reconsider their needs for overseas travel at this time.