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. Sacred Heart International College 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, SHIC has decided to suspend all Student Support Services and Face to Face classes until further notice and implement online learning until then.
Sacred Heart International College does not underestimate the seriousness of this situation or its potential effects on the life of our students, staff and faculty.
Whilst Sacred Heart International College 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our student support team on +61 3 9453 8330 / +61 3 9453 8331
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.
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.
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:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
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:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and remote communities
- older people
- people in aged care facilities
- people with chronic conditions
- people with disability
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:
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 9453 8330 / +61 3 9453 8331 (available 9:30 to 5pm AEDT Monday to Friday)
COVID-19 in Australia
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person.
For more information on COVID-19 in Australia please visit – https://www.health.gov.au/
The following lists helpful resources (videos) to help with stopping the spread of Coronavirus and reducing your risk of catching coronavirus.
- Coronavirus video – the new normal (1 June 2020)
- Coronavirus video – Social distancing (21 March 2020)
- Coronavirus video – Help Stop The Spread (3 May 2020)
- Coronavirus video – Good Hygiene Starts Here (3 May 2020)
- Coronavirus video – Stay Informed (20 April 2020)
- Coronavirus video – Mental Wellbeing (3 May 2020)
- Coronavirus video – how to access health services (1 June 2020)
- Coronavirus video – physical wellbeing (1 June 2020)