TAFE Gippsland advises that a second trade student has attended a TAFE Gippsland campus while infectious with COVID-19.

A TAFE Gippsland spokesperson said the Institute was informed of the positive COVID-19 case this morning (Thursday 14 October) and immediate action was taken to support students, staff and employers.

“An employer’s apprentice student attended training at our Yallourn campus on Thursday 7 October, and they have now returned a positive test result for COVID-10 acquired in the local community,” the spokesperson said.

“As a precautionary measure, one training building at TAFE Gippsland’s Yallourn campus has been closed for deep cleaning.  The rest of the campus remains open for authorised worker training as the site poses no additional risk to public health.

“Students and staff deemed close and casual contacts with the positive student have all been notified as have all employers of the students,” the spokesperson said.

The Yallourn campus has only been open for select Authorised Worker training in Term 4.

For all media-related enquiries, call;
Neil Lawson - Communications Coordinator, TAFE Gippsland
Phone - 0419 425 804
Email - nlawson@tafegippsland.edu.au or news@tafegippsland.edu.au