Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS AND STAFF: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Thursday 29 July 2021

Important notice to students and staff: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Macquarie Community College (MCC) we are committed to putting our community first. These are the proactive steps we are taking to ensure your safety.

We monitor and act on the official advice of Government

We maintain all COVID-19 restrictions put in place at any given time by the NSW Government or Commonwealth Government agencies.

The NSW Government has extended the current lockdown until Saturday 28 August 2021 and applies to all areas under the current orders: Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Macquarie Community College monitors the Covid-19 situation closely and reviews advice regularly to ensure we are responding appropriately to changing levels of restrictions.

Further information and updates are available via the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx

What You Need To Know

The MCC staff team are continuing to work on a business-as-usual basis and can be contacted by phone, email or through our website.

All MCC campuses are physically closed to students and the general public and will reopen from Monday 30 August 2021.

We are not able to take walk-in enquiries or in-person enrolments during the lockdown period.

Over the past few weeks we have been able to convert many of our courses to online delivery, while other courses have been postponed to start in August in the hope that we would be in a position to resume some face-to-face delivery.

With the latest health advice and COVID-19 restrictions, it has become clear that we are not be able to do this in all cases. If a course cannot be delivered in any way other than face-to-face, the course unfortunately will need to be cancelled. All currently enrolled students will be informed how these changes will impact individual classes.

We will continue to monitor the health advice and will endeavour to engage students in additional lifelong learning in some way towards the end of term. We will also be working on our Term 4 program and hope that we will be able to return to something approaching our '‘normal’' operations as soon as possible.

Where classes are impacted, credits will be raised and these can be used for future enrolments. Please note that due to the volume of students impacted this process will take time.

If you prefer a refund or have any other queries please contact our Customer Service Team on 1300 845 888.


Mixed modes of learning – Remote and in person (on campus) classes

We have developed our remote learning capability during the rapidly changing times of Covid.

In addition to our face to face classes on campus and in community venues we now have an extensive range and a wide variety of online learning options.

Our Covid-safe plan involves offering mixed modes of learning – in person and remote. We can switch between modes should ongoing restrictions require it.

The focus is keeping you safe and keeping you learning. We are still hoping to have our Term 3 classes return face to face in August.

Check out our website for further details about our programs.

If you would like to contact us about a current class you are enrolled in, or a future class that you would like to enrol in our friendly Customer Service Team remain available to assist you with any questions you may have:

  • Phone: Call 1300 845 888

  • Email: info@macquarie.nsw.edu.au

  • Live Chat: www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au
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    Help us keep our College community Covid-Safe

    All campuses are closed to the public and will reopen from Monday 2 August 2021. When we do re-open our campuses we ask that all students, staff and visitors follow our strict Covid protocols:

  • DO NOT ATTEND in person if you have any flu-like symptoms and coughs – stay home from class and seek medical advice.

  • DO NOT ATTEND if you are awaiting results of a Covid-19 test and have been told to self-isolate.

  • DO NOT ATTEND if you have been in close contact with a person that has tested positive and you have been told to self-isolate.

  • DO NOT ATTEND if you have recently been overseas or spent time in a Covid-19 “hotspot” and should be self-isolating.

  • BEFORE YOU VISIT – PLEASE CHECK the daily list of case alerts in case you might have spent time at the same place as someone who has tested positive.

  • BEFORE YOU ENTER you will be required to sanitise your hands, sign in using NSW Health’s QR code.

  • You must follow all instructions and signage about social distancing, hand and cough hygiene – verbally from staff or on signage and notices.