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Over the past weeks the rapid spread corona virus around the world has been extraordinary. As the coronavirus situation evolves the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our priority.

Gateway Business College is monitoring the situation constantly and we are taking all necessary precautions to protect our community.

GBC continues to monitor closely the Australian Government and health authority advice.

There are no currently confirmed cases of coronavirus within the student and staff community at GBC.

Contact us

Students who are affected or concerned about the Covid-19 should contact Student Counselling Service at info@gatewaycollege.edu.au or by phoning the College on (02) 9715 3048.


Gateway Business College has moved to full on-line course delivery from Monday 30 March 2020. You will have been contacted by our staff and will have received advice on how to access the on-line classes.

A webinar on using the on-line system was delivered to all students on 30 March 2020. If you missed this webinar a recording of the session may be accessed through your Moodle account.

If you have any difficulties or questions on accessing and using our on-line subjects please contact the College immediately through info@gatewaycollege.edu.au.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and are taking precautionary measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus. These precautions are to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and broader community.

We are:

  • Ensuring that our study and welfare support continues to provide you with the resources you need.
  • Responding to health authority recommendations.

Medical advice

  • What is coronavirus? The current outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, is a new strain of flu, first detected in human patients in Wuhan, in China's Central Province on 29 December 2019.
  • If you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, sore throat runny nose or other symptoms of respiratory infection please do not attend campus. Please notify us of your situation immediately by telephone or email.
  • Symptoms of the virus include fever, coughing, shortness of breath and general breathing difficulties. Other symptoms can include a runny nose, headaches, sore throat and a general feeling of being unwell.
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call the free 24 hour helpline, HealthDirect, on1800 022 222.

You will be given advice on your next steps. You should not visit your doctor/General Practitioner (GP) unless you are advised to do so. You should call ahead before visiting your GP.

If you require urgent medical attention visit your nearest public hospital emergency department. In an emergency, dial 000.

What other things can I do to protect myself?

The best way to protect yourself from coronavirus is via the normal personal hygiene measures such as regular hand washing, use of hand sanitisers, immediate disposal of used tissues, covering any coughs or sneezes and safe food practices.

Wash your hands frequently

To wash your hands effectively:

  1. Wet hands with running water (preferably warm).
  2. Apply soap or liquid soap. Normal soap is just as good as antibacterial soap.
  3. Rub your hands together, covering all surfaces, including the back of your hands and between your fingers.
  4. Rub hands together for a further 20 seconds.
  5. Rinse hands, making sure you remove all soap.
  6. Turn off tap using the towel or paper towel.
  7. Dry your hands thoroughly with a paper towel or clean hand towel.

If you cannot wash your hands, carry hand sanitiser with you to frequently use. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.

Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

For more information, please visit World Health Organization about protective measures against COVID-19.

Social Distancing

Social distancing involves maintain at least 1.5 metre distance between yourself and other people.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, or probably also in normal conversation, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing is infected.

Practice Good Hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

You should also:

  • Avoid touching your face, including rubbing eyes.
  • Avoid handshaking, hugging, air kissing, touching or group selfies.
  • Disinfect high touch surfaces regularly and keep your desk, keyboard and mouse clean and tidy.
Avoiding Mass Gatherings

The more people at an event, the greater the risk of transmission. Avoiding large crowds reduces your potential exposure to the virus.

The Commonwealth Government has prohibited gatherings of more than 2 people (except for members of a household)

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Students needing to self-isolate

You should contact Gateway Business College and tell us where you are, so that we can assist you through this period.

Please email studentsupport@gatewaycollege.edu.au or info@gatewaycollege.edu.au or call (02) 9715 3048

Important Links

For updates on the situation in Australia and personal health information visit the Australian Department of Health website.

You can access a suite of resources and latest information, including in relation to travel and visa information, and wellbeing support. on the Study in Australia website

Descriptions and contact details of many organisations which provide mental health services are listed on the Mental Health Australia website.

Other resources, for students and staff, include:

Health Insurance

If you are concerned about your overseas student health insurance for coronavirus contact your insurance provider directly.

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