Coronavirus: Advice to Students

16 March 2020

Community College Gippsland (CCG) students are advised to take precautions and act responsibly as CEO advises that classes will continue on Campus for now.

In an email to students on Friday, CEO Sue Geals advised that CCG was monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and reviewing all official information that comes to hand.

“I want to reassure you that CCG is prepared to act as needed.” Ms Geals said. “For now, classes are continuing as per normal. If there are any changes, including temporary closures, (students) will be immediately advised by SMS and email.”

Ms Geals reminded students of what to do if they were feeling unwell, including official advice to call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for advice on 1300 651 160 if they suspected that they might have COVID-19.

“These circumstances provide a good opportunity to remind everyone that if you are unwell for any reason, the best place to recover is at home, not in class,” Ms Geals said.

“This not only helps to reduce the risk of sharing any virus but also helps to reduce the stress and anxiety experienced by our community at this trying time. The health and safety of our community is our number one priority.” 

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For information about managing risk associated with COVID-19 designed for students, parents and education providers, visit the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment COVID19 resource page:

For information and guidance about coronavirus, visit the Department of Health and Human Services  website:

For further information, please phone (03) 5622 6000 or email