03rd August 2020
Hope you doing well,
NAIT College is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our student community during this period of pandemic. As a part of our efforts, we have sent some useful information and latest updates for students from Departments. We will keep you updated regularly as more information become available
As you would be aware, on 2nd August the Victorian Government made a series of significant announcements about new measures across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Stage 4 restrictions
Please note that the delivery mode has been temporarily changed from face-to-face learning to Virtual Classrooms.
All NAIT practical classes are suspended from 3rd August till 13th September. Theory session will be continuing remotely as per your existing time table provided, Admin and Student Support staff working remotely, if you have any inquiry please email at email@example.com
Please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/stage-4-restrictions-covid-19 for further information thanks.
Metropolitan Melbourne – Stage 4 restrictions
From 6pm on Sunday 2 August, restrictions are changing for metropolitan Melbourne. Metropolitan Melbourne is moving to Stage 4 Restrictions. The definition of metropolitan Melbourne is based on the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which sets out the local government areas that form metropolitan Melbourne, and will not include Mitchell Shire for the purposes of the Stage 4 curfew or travel restrictions. for further information thanks.
These changes are being introduced to reduce the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.
From 2 August, a curfew will be in place in metropolitan Melbourne. Curfews will be in operation from 8pm to 5am every evening, with people only allowed to leave their house for work, and essential health, care or safety reasons.
From 5am – 8pm, you can only leave your home for one of the following four reasons:
Necessary goods and services:
- To shop for necessary goods and services.
- You can only travel up to 5km from your home. You should stay as close to your home as possible, for example shopping at the nearest supermarket. For some people the nearest goods and services will be more than 5km away. In this situation you may travel beyond 5km to the nearest provider.
- Only one person per household can leave home to get necessary goods and services and only once a day (this means you can’t do multiple shopping trips in a day). You should limit the time you spend away from home. If you are unable to leave home because it would mean leaving a young child or at-risk person at home unattended then they may accompany you.
- You can leave home to exercise but there are limits:
- You must not travel more than 5km from where you live to exercise.
- You can exercise with one other person you live with or a friend or family member, as long as neither of you travel more than 5km from your home. Please use common sense and limit the number of people you see in person right now. It is safer to connect with friends and family using phone calls, social media and video calls. If you are exercising with someone else, you should keep 1.5 metres distance between you. Don’t hug, kiss or shake hands.
- You must limit your exercise to once a day and for only one hour.
- If you are a parent or guardian who is caring for a young child or someone who cannot be left unattended then they may accompany you.
Care and health care:
- You can leave home to receive health care or attend medical appointments. If you need to see a doctor or health care professional, you should do so. Do not put off getting medical care. Your doctor or health care professional can provide advice on how to stay safe.
- You can leave home to care for a sick or elderly relative. If you are providing care for someone you should try to keep 1.5 metres between you when you can. Wear a face covering.
- You can leave home to accompany someone for essential medical treatment if you are a parent, guardian or necessary support person.
- You can take a pet to the vet.
- If you can work from home, you must continue to work from home. Further announcements regarding workplaces will be made in the coming days.
- Study at TAFE and university must be done remotely.
- You can still visit an intimate partner.
- Shared parenting arrangements, both formal and informal, can continue for children.
- You can leave home if there is an emergency.
- You can leave home if there is family violence, or violence by another person in the home, and you are at risk. If you are stopped by police, tell them you are feeling unsafe at home and they will help you. Safe accommodation and support for family violence is available. Call safe steps on 1800 015 188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you do need to leave home, you should wash your hands before you leave and when you return home. Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others. Always wear a face covering, unless you have a lawful exception.
Never, ever go out if you are unwell, unless it is to get tested and then you must go straight home.
If we all do this, we can protect our loved ones, friends, colleagues, health care workers and the community.
Regional Victoria – Stage 3 restrictions
From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply in Victoria, except if you live in metropolitan Melbourne where Stage 4 restrictions apply. The definition of metropolitan Melbourne is based on the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which sets out the local government areas that form metropolitan Melbourne.
If you live in regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire, there are only four reasons that you can leave home:
- to shop for food and essential goods or services
- to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
- to exercise or for outdoor recreation with your household, or one other person
- for work or study, if you can’t do it from home
You may no longer have visitors to your home or visit other people in their homes.
We all need to play our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can help protect ourselves, our families and our communities from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Your questions answered
The DHHS website will continue to be updated with content.
Why is this change being introduced?
Victoria has seen an increase in coronavirus cases over the last couple of weeks, including increased community transmission. We know that if everyone follows the restrictions, we can slow the spread of coronavirus. Stricter restrictions are being introduced that reduce the number of people who are moving around in the community. We know these new restrictions are tough, but together we can protect our loved ones, friends, colleagues, health care workers and the community.
Who does this apply to, and when?
From 6pm on Sunday 2 August 2020, Stage 4 restrictions apply to all people living in the Melbourne metropolitan area (but not Mitchell Shire). If you don’t live in this area, then Stage 3 restrictions will apply to you. The definition of metropolitan Melbourne is based on the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which sets out the local government areas that form metropolitan Melbourne. The local government areas where Stage 4 restrictions apply are:
- Glen Eira
- Greater Dandenong
- Hobsons Bay
- Moonee Valley
- Mornington Peninsula
- Port Phillip
- Yarra Ranges
As always, NAIT will continue to keep you informed as the situation changes and I welcome all questions and feedback.
Thank you for your continuing support.