Serve It Up response to Coronavirus
Serve It Up continues to actively monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to ensure well-being of our students and community. As the situation unfolds, we will be updating this page with key information.
We follow the directions of the Department of Education and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
What we are doing to prevent the spread:
What we need you to do:
Do we have any confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
At this stage, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 and as we have moved our training online for the forseeable future, we have taken a huge step in helping to minimise any potential spread.
What is the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
COVID-19 is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness.
The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 spreads through close contact with an infected person; mostly face-to-face or within a household. It cannot jump across a room or be carried for long distances in the air.
What is close contact?
Close contact means greater than 15 minutes face-to-face or the sharing of a closed space for more than two hours with a confirmed case.
A close contact could include any person meeting any of the following criteria:
For information about COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or contact the DHHS Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
Please keep 000 for emergencies.
What can I do to reduce my risk of coronavirus infection?
Following good hygiene practices is the most effective way of protecting yourself from COVID-19. This includes washing your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
What if testing confirms I have COVID-19?
If testing confirms that you have COVID-19, please email or call us immediately with the following information:
All student details and personal information will be subject to privacy provisions.
Serve It Up will notify affected students if we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in accordance with advice from the DHHS.
Where can I get more information?
For the latest advice, information and resources on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit:
Where can I get support?
Student Support offers free and confidential counselling, financial support and career advice. If you need extra help or are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, please contact us.
For additional information, support or counselling, the following organisations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Our primary focus in all decision making remains the health and wellbeing of our students. We encourage you to read the information and take care of your personal health. We will be sure to keep you informed as information becomes available.