As we move closer towards the holiday season I wanted to acknowledge the outstanding and supportive response to the COVID-19 pandemic by students throughout the year. It has been an amazing effort from students across all of Curtin’s campuses.
As Western Australia’s hard interstate border is relaxed, there is a possibility that we may see cases of COVID-19 arising in the WA community. If there are changes to the State or Federal Government’s instructions regarding COVID-19 which impact on Curtin’s operations, this information will be made available on the University’s COVID-19 website as soon as possible.
If you are planning to travel over the Christmas period, please monitor the public health situation at your destination, as the COVID-19 status can change very suddenly. Anyone planning private travel is advised to stay up to date with relevant state government border requirements.
I would like to remind everyone to download and use the State Government’s new app, SafeWA. It will provide businesses and institutions with a digital contact register system and has been implemented across the State, including at specific Curtin venues, from 5 December.
All those entering affected venues, including students, must scan the QR code on entry. Anyone who does not have the app or a smart phone can sign-in on hardcopy registration forms which will be available. Registration in some form is mandatory.
I would like to wish you all a very relaxing holiday after what has been a particularly difficult year.
Professor John Cordery