Sydney

COVID-19 updates and resources for Sydney 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 5 February, 2021

Based on the recent State Government announcement (effective as of Friday 29 January, 12.01 AM AEDT) face mask restrictions will ease and are no longer mandatory on the Sydney campus.

Procedures to remain in place:

  • For practical classes and all clinic sessions, face masks must be worn when 1.5 metre physical distancing cannot occur/is not practical
  • 1.5 metre physical distancing applied across classrooms, common areas, kitchens, meeting rooms etc.
  • 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 and clients 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 chance of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus

Clinic classes:

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • Student, staff and client caps are in place for clinics, based on the number of people per room (in order to adhere to physical distancing). 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 Endeavour Wellness Clinic and dispensaries, are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc.
  • Needling will continue as normal with the adjustments to reduce infection risk such is the reduction of face needling, the usage of appropriate PPE including masks and gloves
  • As you start the clinical and pre-clinical classes the academic teams will brief you on the health and safety measures to adhere to
  • Campus health and safety protocols must be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free environment
  • 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
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and must be adhered to

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be first reported to the government with the College to then follow instructions for a campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and campus closure, all students will be informed and kept up to date about an expected return date (based on the relevant government and health authority approval).

Updated: Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Based on the State Government announcement regarding the NSW public health alert (effective 2 January 2021) all people residing in the Northern Beaches area must follow the government mandated stay at home orders. The State Government has also announced new measures to reduce the transmissions potential of COVID-19 while maintaining economic activity.

The Sydney campus remains open with mandatory face mask wearing for all students, clinic clients and staff on campus and in Summer School and CB1|21 classes. All students are to support the continued adherence to health and safety protocols in place, to align with state government directive.

We understand that these restrictions and changes are difficult to keep up with, so if you are impacted by these changes we recommend that you connect with the below support resources:

  • Contact Student Services on 1300 462 887 (ext.2) to discuss your options if you are enrolled into Summer School or CB1|21 and are currently not able to attend classes
  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions.

Procedures to remain in place

The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • For practical classes and all clinic sessions, face masks will remain mandatory
  • 1.5 metre physical distancing applied across classrooms, common areas, kitchens, meeting rooms etc.
  • 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 and clients 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 chance of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus

Clinic classes

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • Student, staff and client caps are in place for clinics, based on the number of people per room (in order to adhere to physical distancing). 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 Endeavour Wellness Clinic and dispensaries, are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc.
  • Needling will continue as normal with the adjustments to reduce infection risk such is the reduction of face needling, the usage of appropriate PPE including masks and gloves
  • As you start the clinical and pre-clinical classes the academic teams will brief you on the health and safety measures to adhere to
  • Campus health and safety protocols must be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free environment
  • 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
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be first reported to the government with the College to then follow instructions for a campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and campus closure, all students will be informed and kept up to date about an expected return date (based on the relevant government and health authority approval).

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