COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Policy for Training & Education

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for Training Providers and Training Operations, trainees, students and staff (as directed by Department of Health & Services). 

Education remains one of the essential reasons that Victorians may leave their premises, and there are a number of courses for which face to face instruction is required. TAFEs and other institutions will conduct a small number of lectures on campus where necessary, and best efforts to maintain physical distancing should be made.

If remote or online learning is not possible, best efforts to maintain physical distancing measures should be followed by staff and students undertaking face-to-face learning.

You should continue to attend training if lectures are still being conducted.

However, if lectures are available online, you should carefully consider whether you need to physically attend the campus. Avoid spending time in shared facilities such as communal areas. Collaborative assignments and team study projects should be done using online tools. Study at home.

If you have concerns about your placement, contact your in the first instance.


Face Masks

If you live in the Melbourne metropolitan area or Shire of Mitchell and are leaving home for one of the four reasons, you must wear a face mask such as a cloth mask or surgical mask if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from others. 

  • Wearing a face mask protects you and your community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
  • Keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others and washing your hands are still the best defences against coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • There are two types of face masks suitable for community use: cloth masks and surgical masks.
  • The recommendation to wear a face mask does not apply to children (people aged under 18 years), individuals with breathing difficulties, and those who have physical conditions that make it difficult to wear a face mask.
  • There will be no enforcement on the use of face masks. You will not be fined if you don’t wear one. 

For more information on all the information above please refer to

Training Remotely or Online

MOVE Yoga is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Australian Chief Medical Officer.

All training organisations are encouraged to increase their ability to deliver training remotely or online where possible. MOVE Yoga adopts this approach to support continuity of provision of training where there is existing capability and capacity.

We understand that this may be difficult for some courses. Where activities continue to happen on campus, it is recognised that physical distancing in some practical/hands-on teaching and learning spaces may not always be appropriate or practical, in this situation best efforts to maintain physical distancing should be made and other strategies to reduce risk of transmission emphasised (e.g. hand hygiene and cleaning).

Any staff who can work from home should now be working from home. If this is not possible, physical distancing advice should be strictly followed at all times.

International Travel

From 11.59pm AEDT 28 March 2020, all travellers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.

This includes students and staff who may be returning from overseas excursions or other travel.

Should you have returned from travel, or have been in contact with anyone who has travelled overseas, please ensure that you have completed the 14 day quarantine period.

Physical distancing

There are still a number of actions that MOVE yoga is committed to help reduce the risk of transmission and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community. All staff, students and trainees are encouraged to look at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advice on 'physical distancing' which provides some great tips. Physical distancing measures include non-contact greetings (no handshakes) and maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres between individuals where possible. MOVE yoga requests that everyone to cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards. Wash your hands often, after using the toilet, and before eating. Health promotion materials are available to view on onsite. If you have any COVID symptoms please do not attend and immediately contact MOVE yoga at yoga will be restricting access to the change rooms to a maximum of 4 people at only one time

Temperature Checks & Other Obvious Symptoms

MOVE yoga will be conducting daily external body temperature checks, and will be directing staff members or students to leave the premise if high temperatures are detected. MOVE yoga will direct any staff members or students with signs of runny noise sore eyes or other flue like symptoms to lease the premise.

If a student or staff member is or has had contact with a confirmed case

MOVE Yoga encourages good hygiene practices as this is the most effective way of minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have a ‘close contact’ event:

  • A confirmed case
  • Or you have been in close contact with a confirmed case.

Please contact MOVE Yoga at to discuss what to do next


Department of Health Services (DHS) defines 'close contact' as someone who has either:

  • had at least 15 minutes of face-to-face contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • shared a closed space for more than two hours with someone who is a confirmed case.

 Unless you have experienced one of the two above categories, you do not need to take further action.

If there is a confirmed case at MOVE Yoga

If there is a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), MOVE Yoga undertakes contact tracing within their means to identify anyone who may have been in contact with the confirmed case. If you are impacted, you will be informed as soon as possible by MOVE Yoga.


As the nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves and we continue to be more confined to our homes, health and wellbeing should be a priority for all of us. It's important that we continue to look out for ourselves, and for each other. The following organisations have web pages with advice on looking after your mental health: Beyond BlueHeadspaceBlack Dog Institute

Staying safe

As more of Victoria’s restrictions come into place and/or start to ease, we still need to stay vigilant. To keep yourself, your friends and your family safe there are three key actions that Victorians are being asked to continue to:

  • Stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild.
  • Practise good hygiene – wash your hands and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with.
Wash your hands

Good hygiene is critical for slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone should be taking the following hygiene actions:

Wash your hands:

  • Wash your hands regularly with for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water or use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Wash your hands when you get home, arrive at other people’s homes, at venues or at work.
  • Wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the toilet.

Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands:

  • Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue, then throw it away and wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or upper sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not share drink bottles, glasses, crockery or cutlery other than with people you live with. 

Further information 


Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with
  • Greet people with a smile or wave - don’t shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting.
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with.
  • Avoid crowds, especially indoors.
  • When waiting in line or walking through busy areas, be patient, give others space so they can give you yours.
Stay healthy
  • Keep eating a balanced diet.
  • Get regular exercise and sleep.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.
  • If you’re a smoker, think about and try quitting. Call the Quitline on 137848.
  • Get vaccinated for flu (influenza). This will help reduce the demand on the healthcare system as it deals with coronavirus (COVID-19). Vaccines are now available from your GP and pharmacy.
Stay connected and support each other

It is important to keep connected as a community, even while physically distancing. You can support your friends and family by continuing these key actions:

  • If you or a loved one is feeling anxious or concerned at this time, help and support is available.
  • Where possible, keep connected to your family, friends and work colleagues through video conferencing, phone, email and social media.
  • Look out for your neighbours and family members.
  • Stay informed. Seek information from reputable sources, for example the coronavirus (COVID-19) section on this site.

Cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces regularly (for example phones, keyboards, door handles, light switches, bench tops) can help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • First step is cleaning, which means wiping dirt and germs off a surface. You can use common household detergent products stocked at supermarkets for cleaning.
  • Second step is to disinfect the surface. Supermarkets stock common household disinfection products – it is important to use products that are labelled "disinfectant" and to follow the instructions on the label.
  • Advice on Cleaning and disinfecting to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading (Word).
Coronavirus hotline

If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only. The Chief Health Officer recommends that adults living in the Melbourne metropolitan area or Mitchell Shire wear a face mask when outside your home if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people.



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