COVID-19 Update | 30 September 2021

This morning, 30 September 2021, Queensland Health announced changes to Clinical Placement. Students based in South Brisbane who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can recommence scheduled clinical placement from tomorrow morning as outlined in SPOT. Any missed clinical placement shifts due to restrictions will be reorganised from Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Placement for students based in Townsville is not currently affected, however if this changes we will notify you as soon as possible.

Please visit the Queensland Health website to stay up to date.

If you have any questions about your placement or your studies, please speak to the team on 1300 070 350.

What should I do if I feel unwell or have been tested for COVID-19?

The health and wellbeing of students, classmates and educators is our number one priority. If you are feeling unwell, have recently returned from overseas, or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask you to stay at home. This includes if you have:

  • visited a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days (please see Queensland Health list of COVID-19 hotspots)
  • arrived from overseas within the last 14 days
  • have come into contact with someone who is a known case of COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including: fever or history of fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Mater Education team member, please call 1300 070 350.

Where do I go if I need a COVID-19 test?

If you are required to present for COVID-19 testing, you can find a list of COVID-19 testing centres on the Queensland Health website.

You can also attend our COVID-19 Testing Clinic located on Stanley Street.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Mater Education team member, please call 1300 070 350.

How can Mater Education students receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

Mater Education students can visit the South Brisbane COVID-19 vaccination clinic as a walk-in appointment at the times outlined below.

Where—Level 4, Salmon Building, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane. See campus map here.
What to bring—Medicare card and Mater student ID card.
When—Wednesdays and Thursdays | 7 am to 3 pm

Alternatively, you can register for the vaccine here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your course, please call the Mater Education team on 1300 070 350. You can also continue to monitor the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website for updates on COVID-19 and the effect on education.

You can also stay up-to-date by monitoring the following channels:

  • For the latest contact tracing updates, lockdown information and travel restrictions, visit the Queensland Health COVID-19 Updates
  • For all staff updates, COVID-19 clinical and PPE resources, and, staff support resources to help look after yourself during this time, visit our Mater COVID-19 Intranet Page
  • For all updates on patient information, visitor restrictions at Mater, and our testing clinics, visit our Mater COVID-19 Website or get notifications by following our Mater Queensland Facebook page