Brisbane and Gold Coast

COVID-19 updates and resources for Brisbane and Gold Coast students

We understand that these ongoing changes are difficult to manage, however, the College will continue to align with all National and State Government directives in order to support the health and safety of the community. As we continue to adapt and plan together, we ask that all communication/interaction with staff remains respectful and in line with the Student Code of Conduct.

Endeavour College of Natural Health resources

Thank you for your adaptability and resilience during this time!

Student support

If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) on 1800 336 207 (24/7). This is a confidential counselling hotline for both personal and study-related problems, which is available exclusively for Endeavour students (free for a series of sessions).

Updated: Friday 22 January, 2021

Based on the latest Queensland State Government announcement, face masks will no longer be mandatory as of Friday 22 January, 1am (AEST). For further information on this latest update, please refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 website. The College will continue to monitor these updates closely and notify students based on government directive. We ask that you remain vigilant about your health and safety at this time, as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment.

While it is not mandatory, you are encouraged to:

  • Carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
  • Wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi/ride shares or in shopping centres
  • Wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible
  • Find out more about the use of face masks in Queensland

Brisbane campus update:

The Brisbane campus remains open, with the easing of mandatory face mask restrictions effective as of Friday 22 January, 1AM (AEST)

  • The maximum capacity will change back to 2m2 across the campus, Friday 22 January, 1AM (AEST)
  • Current COVID-19 protocols remain in place

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

Gold Coast update:

The Gold Coast campus remains open and current COVID-19 protocols remain in place.

COVID-19 procedures to remain in place:

  • 1.5 metre physical distancing protocols are in place and controls have been applied for classrooms, clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces (this includes managing the access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage)
  • In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to (this will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms – You may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes)
  • Each specialist learning space, including the Wellness Clinic and dispensaries, are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser, disinfectant etc.
  • All safe campus and health and safety protocols must be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus
  • 72-hour quarantine for all loan books from the library
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options
  • Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients with an online questionnaire prior to booking a treatment
  • Clients who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend clinic and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better
  • All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus

Student kitchens and common rooms:

  • Re-opening of common areas and kitchens including the use of fridges, microwaves, hot water
  • Restrictions regarding sharing of utensils/milk/food/cups etc. will remain in place
  • Microwaves and fridges will be available for use, however you are expected to follow disinfecting and social distancing protocols in both kitchens and common areas
  • The commencement of meetings in meeting rooms/breakout spaces are permitted adhering to new state-based capacity rules
  • All students are expected to continue to adhere to disinfectant protocols per campus

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

Read more on the use of medical face masks on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.