A nurse works at a COVID-19 testing clinic at Ipswich Hospital on Monday.
A nurse works at a COVID-19 testing clinic at Ipswich Hospital on Monday.

TAFE campus closes after COVID-19 contact

THE SPRINGFIELD TAFE campus will shut today for cleaning after a positive COVID-19 case visited the site last week.

TAFE Queensland general manager (south west) Brent Kinnane said the organisation was informed of the case on Monday afternoon.

In a statement, TAFE Queensland said it had been advised that a “member of our community” had tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who visited the Springfield campus on August 20 between 9.30am and 3pm is urged to get tested if they are experiencing any symptoms.

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As a safety measure, the campus will closed on Tuesday for cleaning and disinfecting with face-to-face delivery of classes paused.

Students will carry on their studies online today and the campus is set to reopen on Wednesday.

Staff have been informed and students who attend the campus have been contacted by email and text message.

“Acting in accordance with our COVID Safe Plan, we immediately informed our staff, students and visitors who attended our campus on that day, and as a precautionary measure the campus has been closed today... for deep cleaning and disinfecting in line with the government’s cleaning protocols,” Mr Kinnane said.

“All other campuses will remain open and training will continue in accordance with our COVID Safe Plan and under the direction of Queensland Health.”

“Our thoughts are with this person and we wish them a fast and full recovery.”

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