COVID-19 and Coex Training
Coex Training recognises that the current situation is unprecedented and requires us as a business to make significant adjustments to reassure clients that the Health and Safety of course attendees is paramount.
Whilst we remain committed to our schedule of delivery, it is not business as usual in this current time and we have instigated a number of measures that are in line with current medical advice from authorities.
Coex Training are implementing these procedures to ensure attendee and staff health:
• Students are screened upon enrolment to ensure that no overseas travel has occurred and that they do not present with illness
• Class sizes will be reduced to 9 students max
• Each student will have their own desk and keep at least 1.5m clearance within the classroom
• The format of practical activities will be adjusted to ensure social distances is adhered to where appropriate
• All PPE will be single use for each student and/or sprayed and wiped clean with disinfect prior and following use
• Hand cleaner, sanitizer and disinfectant is available for all students and staff to use as required
• Non-essential personnel will not be operating from the training centre which will not be occupied with more than 15 personnel at any one time
• Daily cleaning of the training centre occurs each night
• Daily communication and update briefing for all staff on any changes or adjustments that need to be made
We encourage all students booked on an up-coming course to reschedule their training if they are feeling unwell.
Current news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The safety of Coex Training students is of our highest importance. The following advice is to help Coex Training students understand the recommendations of Australian authorities and the measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
Australian and International authorities are currently dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19. This is a general public health issue; Coex Training and the educational sector at large are working closely with the Australian government to ensure the interests and concerns of students are addressed.
The Australian Government has now closed it’s borders to international travel and Western Australia’s borders have closed as of 1.30pm 24/03/2020.
If you have returned to Australia from international travels, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to all travellers, including Australian citizens. For details see the Australian Border Force website. All national traveling has been closed, only allowing essential travel, see more details here.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) advises Australians to exercise safety precautions. In the case of COVID-19 this means taking sensible measures to minimise the risk of exposure such as practising good hand hygiene, covering your mouth when coughing/sneezing or coughing/sneezing into your shoulder, refraining from touching your face and social distancing .
If a student or staff member has been informed by health authorities that they are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, they are advised to contact their local Public Health unit for assessment. Staff and students cannot attend Coex Training (or vocational education facility) until Public Health informs them that it is safe for them to do so.
Options for students impacted by travel bans or COVID-19
Students that have been affected by travel bans, are in medical self-isolation, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are unable to attend classes due to the impact of COVID-19 should contact Coex Training immediately to discuss their individual circumstances and a deferral of their course.
Last updated 25/03/2020.
What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) from The Department of Health.
Maintaining Personal Hygiene:
Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defense against most viruses.
- Wash your hands frequently (use soap, water and/or alcohol-based sanitiser);
- Cover your cough or sneeze in a tissue (and dispose), using alcohol hand sanitiser
- Maintain social distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing (e.g. 1-2 metres).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
If you currently have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, follow these actions:
- Put on masks and gloves immediately
- Contact GP or go to nearest hospital (as per list) for further testing.
- Fever clinics
- Fiona Stanley – 08 6152 2222
- Charles Gairdner – 08 6457 333
- Royal Perth – 08 9224 2244
- Coronavirus Health Information Line – 1800 020 080