Please be assured that your health and wellbeing is our primary concern. We are monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of the Australian Government, Education and Health authorities. St Peter Institute continues to monitor the rapidly evolving global Coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak. Due to the current circumstances and steep increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Australia and also considering the Workplace Health and Safety of our staff and students, SPI has decided to suspend all Student support Services and Face to Face classes until further notice and implement online learning until then.

St Peter Institute does not underestimate the seriousness of this situation or its potential effects on the life of our students, staff and faculty.

Whilst St Peter Institute has always maintained strict hygiene practices, we have increased the frequency of campus cleaning and sanitisation.

You will have noticed posters around campus advising you on ways to reduce the risk of contracting Coronavirus COVID-19. Please be sure to follow these steps as a precautionary measure to protect those around you from contracting the virus.

Early symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19 include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath. If you develop a fever and are finding it difficult to breath, please seek medical attention or call the COVID-19 24 Hotline on 1800 675 398 for assistance.

We appreciate that you will have questions about the impact of this virus on living, studying and working in Australia.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or would like more information. We are here to support you, and encourage you to reach out if you need assistance. Email us at info@spi.vic.edu.au or contact our student support team on +61 3 9077 8276

Symptoms

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.

Protect others and stop the spread

We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

To protect others you must:

If you have a confirmed case, you must isolate yourself to stop the virus spreading to other people.

If you’re concerned

You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information and advice about COVID-19.

National Coronavirus Helpline

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

TIS National is for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

View contact

GP respiratory clinics

The Australian Government is establishing GP respiratory clinics around the country to assess people with fever, cough, a sore throat, or shortness of breath.

These are being rolled out gradually. If there is not one in your area yet visit your state or territory health department website for more information on fever clinics and other services.

Find out if there is a clinic near you and how to register for an appointment:

If there is not yet one in your area, visit healthdirect or your state or territory health department website for more information on fever clinics and other available services.

Treatment

There is currently no treatment for COVID-19. Scientists and around the world are working hard to find a treatment.

There are reports that some drugs can be used to treat COVID-19. At this stage no drugs have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to treat COVID-19 in Australia.

Learn more about medical care and treatment for COVID-19.

Advice for people most at risk

See more information and advice for people most at risk, including:

General public advice

Support to stay healthy

Our ongoing support during coronavirus (COVID-19) section has advice on how you can stay healthy during COVID-19 restrictions. It’s important that you still:

Government response

Australia.gov.au

Visit Australia.gov.au to learn more about COVID-19 support from all of government including financial support and advice for businesses and employees, help for education providers, advice on domestic and international travel and other community services.

How we are managing the outbreak

The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To find out how the Australian Government is managing COVID-19, go to Government response to the outbreak.

Resources

Check our collections of resources and translated resources for more information about COVID-19.

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Stay informed and protected

Download the official government apps to stay up to date and protected.

If you need assistance please contact us via the channels below. 

  • Phone: +61 3 9077 8276 (available 9:30 to 5pm AEDT Monday to Friday)

  • Email:  info@spi.vic.edu.au

 

SOURCE:https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

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