On the 23rd of November, border restrictions in South Australia are being lifted (YAY!!). However, this does increase exposure risk at sites like GP practices and high traffic areas. Hence we are making some changes to how services out of Health, Counselling and Disability and Oasis are provided.
For Health, Counselling and Disability Services please take note of the following:
- All appointments will be changed to telehealth until further notice. If you have an existing appointment, you will get a message via SMS notifying you of the change.
- From the 23rd November, there will be a triage desk located in the foyer of the Student Centre to screen anyone wanting access to Health, Counselling and Disability Services.
- To be clear, the service is not closing but is shifting to a telehealth model with only very specific cases being seen face-to-face.
- You can still contact the counselling team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the disability advisors (email@example.com) and the Crisis Line is operating as usual.
If you have an upcoming appointment and there are changes you will be contacted via SMS of these changes 📱
Please make sure to reply to the SMS that ask you to confirm your appointment.
For Oasis Wellbeing Community Centre please take note of the following:
- Density requirements of 1 per 2 sqm in Oasis will remain in place and signage is there to to remind you to keep 1.5 metres distance.
- Masks are to be worn inside at all times (surgical masks recommended).
- Oasis remains open to drop-ins and for use of the Prayer Rooms (appropriate density requirements to be maintained). This is except for the University closure period where Oasis will be completely closed to all students and staff (Prayer Rooms can be accessed at McHugh’s, Sturt and Tonsley TBC).
- All Oasis programs (meditation and conversation groups) will continue ensuring mask wearing and 1.5m distance can be maintained. Activities will be held in the courtyard wherever possible.
- Oasis kitchen will remain open for use of sink and use of microwaves only and signage is there to remind of 1.5m distance.
- Friday prayer will continue with mask wearing and reduced capacity so that 1.5m distance can be maintained at all times.
- All in-person meetings such as student club events and activities can continue ensuring mask wearing and 1.5m distance can be maintained. It will be encouraged for all meetings/gatherings to be held in the courtyard where possible.
- Small meetings/activities up to 10 people will be allowed in the Oasis courtyard – unmasked and socially distanced.
- Medibank staff will not be in the Oasis office and will return on January 11 and be available via phone or online means.
- Oasis staff may not be in attendance at the centre when you are there.
The fact that Australia is starting to open up borders is an exciting and hopeful development, but patience will be required as we make adaptations to make the transition as safe as possible.
We thank all students for their ongoing patience and support of these changes.