Health and Safety – Face to Face Learning

NIDA Corporate is committed to maintaining a COVIDsafe environment for participants and staff during the delivery of face-to-face classes.

To do so we need your help.

By enrolling in or attending a NIDA Corporate course OR by entering a NIDA premises you agree:

  • To follow the directions of NIDA staff at all times in respect to maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
  • Not to attend a course if you are feeling unwell and experiencing flu-like symptoms, however mild. We recommend that you get a COVID-19 test and remain at home until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19 and have attended a NIDA Corporate course within 14 days of your test, it is imperative that you notify NIDA immediately. NIDA reserves the right to refuse entry to the building or request that you leave the building if there is a reasonable belief that you are displaying COVID-like symptoms.
  • To have your temperature tested on arrival. In the event your temperature is 38 deg C or above you will be asked to seek medical advice and not be permitted to enter the building.
  • To wear a face mask when in public areas of NIDA Sydney and when 1.5m physical distance cannot be maintained. Participants are required to provide their own mask when onsite at NIDA.
  • You are not a close contact of anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been required to quarantine in the past 14 days
  • You have not been in contact with anyone who has returned from overseas or an identified hotspot in the last 14 days
  • You have not visited an identified hotspot and have been required to isolate in the last 14 days.
  • To maintain good hygiene practices at all times – regular washing/sanitising of hands, cover coughs and sneezes and refrain from physical contact or handshakes.
  • To ensure physical distancing – maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and other people at all times.
  • To limit your movement before and after class – do not linger in the building before or after class. Maintain social distancing during break times, especially when exiting and entering rooms and do not congregate at doorways or in corridors.
  • Food and catering – where we have arranged catering for on-site courses, we will provide a lunchbox-style format instead of a buffet. We will only source catering from businesses which have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and are meeting mandatory obligations to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Please note that the café at NIDA Sydney will not be open and food preparation will not be possible in any location. Please do not share food, drink bottles or utensils with others.

We also recommend taking care on public transport and avoid using during peak times if possible. In the event that you use public transport, please ensure that you observe social distancing and wash your hands thoroughly ASAP after travelling.

Our commitment to you

We have:

  • Undertaken a comprehensive COVIDSafe risk assessment which is under regular review to assist with maintaining a safe environment
  • Closely monitored the number of attendees in all NIDA Corporate classes.
  • Limited the presence of staff, students and visitors before, during and after class where possible, practical and safe to do so
  • Trained and supported staff to ensure best hygiene and safety practice.
  • Transitioned to digital resources where possible, including surveys and certificates to reduce physical touch points.

At our NIDA Sydney and NIDA Melbourne venues we have:

  • Increased cleaning of all areas, in particular frequent use and high touch point areas.
  • Provided hand sanitiser and appropriate cleaning products in classrooms.
  • Introduced temperature screening at NIDA Sydney and NIDA Melbourne.

At all external venues where NIDA operates we have:

  • Liaised with the venue to ensure they comply with government guidelines around COVID-19 safety and are able to support NIDA best practice standards.

Our teaching and management staff will:

  • Keep accurate attendance records to support contact tracing, if required.
  • Ensure all participants are properly briefed on and maintain social distancing and hygiene expectations.
  • Actively manage the number of people present in class rooms and common areas at all times.
  • Take your concerns about breaches of best practice and safety seriously.

If you have a concern about NIDA’s COVID-19 safe practices, witness a breach of this code of conduct or need to report a case or close contact with a person infected with COVID-19, please contact NIDA Corporate on corporate@nida.edu.au or 1300 650 357.

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