Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

30-Jan-2020

Dear students,

Next week marks the start of the 2020 year for us and we are looking forward to welcoming both last year’s students as well as new students.

You may be concerned about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus and whether there is a risk to you or your family through your attendance at New Futures Training. This disease was first detected in Wuhan in China, and there have been a small number of reported cases in Australia. Please be assured that we are following closely information provided by the Australian Government and the health authorities in Victoria to ensure your safety.  At this stage the risk of contracting the disease in Australia is low but there are precautions that should be observed. 

We recommend that students who have arrived in Australia from Wuhan City (Hubei Province, China) – or who have had contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus – stay at home, and not come to classes  for 14 days after arrival.  If you are not sure about whether to come to campus, please refer to the attached fact sheet from the Department of Health.  Keep up good hygiene practices. We recommend that any student who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, immediately contact a doctor and of course, do not attend class.  If you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Please also be assured that there will be no adverse impacts on your studies or your attendance record should you miss 14 days of classes

Download Factsheet Download Factsheet (249 KB)

Contacts and further information

Australian Government Department of Health

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Smartraveller

World Health Organisation