Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates – Health and Travel Advice
Insight Academy of Australia (IAOA) is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of its students and staff and is working quickly to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
IAOA’s senior management team has been progressively working through the issues to ensure the response is appropriate and effective, culminating in the development of a COVID-19 Action Plan that is reviewed daily.
IAOA is following government advice and is operating as usual and will continue to do so until that advice changes.
People (students/staff/contractors) cannot enter into IAOA campus if they have:
- left, or transited through, mainland China within the last 14 days;
- left, or transited through, Iran on or after Sunday 1 March 2020;
- left, or transited through, the Republic of Korea on or after 5 March 2020;
- left, or transited through, Italy on or after 11 March 2020;
- arrived in Australia from overseas on or after 12:00am on 16 March 2020; or
- been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
People affected by any of the above situations can return to IAOA after 14 days isolation and without presenting any symptoms of the virus.
This information is current as of 16/03/2020 and based on government travel ban advice.
IAOA has banned all international staff travel for work purposes. As of 12:00am Monday 16 March, the government is requiring all people arriving from overseas to self isolate for 14 days. IAOA strongly advise all staff and students to reconsider any planned personal overseas travel as you will be subject to 14 days isolation upon re-entry into Australia.
The Australian Government provides up-to-date information and advice for safe travel overseas. If you are heading overseas to affected destinations, check the advice on
Smart Traveller here .
If you are unwell
Should you have come in contact with anyone who is diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact the college as soon as possible.
People with COVID-19 experience fever, flu like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and headaches and may have difficulty in breathing. Should you present with these symptoms, even in a mild form, please stay home and seek medical advice. Anyone attending a campus with these symptoms will be required to leave the
campus immediately and seek medical advice.
Any staff or students that are unwell and have a fever above 37.5 degrees (thermometers located at each campus) must remain at home until symptoms resolve and seek medical assistance if required.
IAOA has increased its health and hygiene practices to amplify infection control,
targeted cleaning in public and shared spaces, with a focus on hard surfaces;
additional hand sanitiser units; and
communication campaigns to raise awareness of healthy hygiene habits.
To minimize the risk of spreading infection, we request all persons at IAOA sites to adopt the following practices:
regularly clean hands with soap or alcohol-based hand rubs;
cover nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing; and
avoid contact with anyone who has fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, or laboured breathing.
IAOA has developed on-line education delivery capabilities to ensure minimum disruption to students’ studies in the event that students and/or staff are not permitted to attend classes.
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in these challenging times. IAOA will continue to review its action plan in accordance with government advice on a daily basis and will inform you of any changes.
Chief Executive Officer