Perth

COVID-19 updates and resources for Perth 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: 1 February 2021

Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown

Effective from 6pm on Sunday 31 January until 6pm Friday 5 February, the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown, based on the latest WA State Government health advice. As such, all universities and schools are required to close. Read the latest WA State Government updates here.

As a result of this latest update, the following will be implemented:

  • The Perth Campus will close for a period of 5 days as of 6pm on Sunday 31 January until 6pm Friday 5 February*
  • No students are permitted on campus during this time and no classes will be held on campus, all access will be locked, and the library will be closed
  • Strictly no access to the campus! The library will be closed, there will be no classes taking place on campus and no students are permitted onsite
  • College staff will be working from home and will continue to support students during this time
  • All practical exams will be rescheduled based on the reopening of the campus*
  • Make up clinics will be rescheduled based on the reopening of the campus*
  • No changes to exams or quizzes that are running via Respondus exam proctoring
  • No changes to classes that are running fully online or via live stream
  • Refer to all campus and subject updates via the LMS > subject code > communications updates

*Reopening of the Perth campus is subject to State Government directive.

We acknowledge that this will be disappointing for many students as this will impact Summer School on-campus and Clinic Block 1, however, Endeavour College will continue to prioritise the health and safety of the community and follow all State Government advice. We will continue to provide you with updates as soon as they become available.

Current protocols in place

Applicable across campus, practical spaces, clinics and student common areas.

  • For practical classes and all clinic sessions, face masks will become voluntary for students and clients (students may use their own face mask if preferred)
  • Clinics can continue treating children and accept clients who bring children with them
  • The maximum capacity/physical distancing requirements of that state must still be adhered to per room. If this capacity is exceeded, then PPE must be utilised
  • A maximum of four people per clinic consultation room is still in place and must be adhered to
  • The commencement of meetings in meeting rooms/ breakout spaces are permitted, adhering to state capacity rules
  • Common areas and kitchens remain open including the usage of fridges, microwaves and hot water
  • Note: The sharing of utensils/milk/food/cups etc. will not be permitted

Procedures to remain in place

  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre)
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72 hour quarantine for all loan books
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  • Students must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Clients will continue to be monitored by current COVID-19 greeting process (such as temperature checks)
  • Clinics can continue treating children and accept clients who bring children with them
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas
  • Lecturers and Clinic Supervisors to continue to ask the ‘start of session’ questions for every session to decrease the chances of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms

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