What is the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

For information about COVID-19, please visit the DHHS website or contact the DHHS Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

Please keep 000 for emergencies.

What can I do to reduce my risk of coronavirus infection?

Following good hygiene practices is the most effective way of protecting yourself from COVID-19. This includes washing your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.

  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others when outside of your home.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Stay at home if you feel sick. If you take medication make sure you have enough.
  • Phone your doctor or the hotline – 1800 675 398 – if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
  • Wear a face covering or mask when outside your home, unless you have a lawful exception.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
For more information about how to stay safe and well, visit the Department of Health’s website.

What if testing confirms I have COVID-19?

If testing confirms that you have COVID-19, please email: studentsafety@chisholm.edu.au with the following information:

  • Name
  • Campus
  • Course or program name
  • Classes attended
  • Date/time of notification
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Other relevant information

All student details and personal information will be subject to privacy provisions.

Chisholm will notify affected students if we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 with advice from the DHHS.

For information about financial support available should you need to avoid work, visit the Department of Health’s website.

Where can I get more information?

For the latest advice, information and resources on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit:

Where can I get support?

Health and wellbeing should be a priority for all of us. It’s important that we continue to look out for ourselves, and for each other.

Student Support offers free and confidential counselling, financial support and career advice. If you need extra help or are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, please contact us on 1300 244 746 (select option 4) or email studentservices@chisholm.edu.au.

For additional information, support or counselling, the following organisations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Beyond Blue.  Tel: 1300 224 636. beyondblue.org.au - Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
  • Lifeline.  Tel: 13 11 14. lifeline.org.au - Lifeline is a national service providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • Kids Help Line. Tel: 1800 551 800. kidshelpline.com.au - Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged up to 25.

Our primary focus in all decision making remains the health and wellbeing of our students. We encourage you to read the information and take care of your personal health. We will be sure to keep you informed as information becomes available.