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COVID-19 response

ALC continues to closely monitor advice from the authorities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and review its response in the interest of our community’s health and safety. The College has lodged a COVID-Safe Plan – Step 3 with the Government of South Australia. All ALC students, staff and guests should familiarise themselves with the College's COVID-19 Action Plan prior to visiting the campus, together with the Hebart Hall COVID-19 Traffic Flow Plan.

Any student or staff member who plans to travel to an area of known COVID-19 infection is required to complete a Travel Plan prior to leaving South Australia and submit it to the Principal’s office. The ALC Principal reserves the right to exclude any person from returning to the ALC campus until he is confident that all quarantining and precautionary steps have been observed.  This may include a requirement for COVID-19 testing.  

Study

Higher Education coursework

ALC will continue to flexibly deliver its higher education program in Semester 2, with a mixture of face-to-face and online learning options available to on-campus students.

Access to resources on ARK and handling of enrolments and enquiries will continue as normal.

For more information from the University of Divinity see: https://divinity.edu.au/coronavirus  

VET subjects

Subject delivery for the ALC VET course, 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology, continues through ALC iLearn.

Research

Higher degree by research (HDR) students are continuing their research as they are able.

Pastoral care

Students seeking pastoral care are advised to contact ALC’s Community Caregiver, Bronwyn Wilkinson (bronwyn.wilkinson@alc.edu.au) or ALC’s Principal, Pastor James Winderlich (james.winderlich@alc.edu.au).

Daily chapel

Community worship will resume on campus in Semester 2, with social distancing measures in place. For the benefit of the wider student community, worship will be live-streamed several times a week.

Events

For the remainder of the year, the majority of events will continue to be conducted through online platforms. Please check the Calendar page closer to the date of an event for further details.

ALC Library

In keeping with recent SA government directives, concerning the lifting of lockdown restrictions in South Australia from Monday 29 June 2020 (Step 3 of the SA Roadmap), the ALC Library will provide services as follows:

  • Given that the maximum number of members of the public per separate room or outdoor area must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space, the library is now able to provide services to more than 10 simultaneous users of the library. 
  • Within the ALC Library, all visitors are requested to comply with published health guidelines, such as the maintenance of personal hygiene (hand washing), and the observance of social distancing (1.5 m between people).
  • Until further notice, collaborative gatherings within the library will be limited to the Reference area (ground floor of the library) and the lounge area (upper floor of the library), but the collaboration zone behind the service desk will remain closed until further notice.
  • Use of the 24/7 area after hours will remain suspended until further notice. This may be reviewed prior to the commencement of Semester 2.
  • A contact tracing log will continue to be maintained, and all visitors to the library are expected to sign in and out of the library, until further notice. 

Any library related enquiries may be directed to: +61 8 7120 8270, or by email: library@alc.edu.au

Visiting ALC

The campus remains closed to the general public for tours and attendance at chapel. While the College is open for appointments and enquiries Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, visitors are asked to refrain from attending the campus if they are feeling unwell or display any of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

The preferred mode of contact with staff during this time is via email or phone. If your phone call isn’t answered, please leave a voicemail which will be forwarded via email.

General advice

National Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 020 080 (24 hours, 7 days)
South Australian Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 253 787 (8 am to 8 pm, 7 days)

For general advice about COVID-19 including how to protect yourself and others, symptoms, and when to get tested, visit the Australian Government’s Department of Health or download the Coronavirus Australia app.

For advice specific to your state see https://www.australia.gov.au/#state-and-territory-government-information

 

Last updated: 15 July 2020