How will I find out if my placement is affected?

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, public health directions have been swiftly issued by the Chief Health Officer of Queensland.  WIL placements have been, and will continue to be, impacted by these COVID-19 restrictions.

In the event of a change in public health directions, school staff will confirm with providers if or how placements will be impacted and school staff will proceed to communicate these impacts directly to affected students.

COVID-19 vaccination boosters

Students in a healthcare setting are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Fully vaccinated status" means a person aged 16 years and over has received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and one week has passed.

There may also be facilities which require a student to have up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status which includes continuing to receive booster doses within the recommended dosing interval. As per the definition available in the Workers in a healthcare setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements) Direction (No. 4) | Queensland Health "Up-to-date vaccination status" means: A person who is 16 years or older who has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose during the period from 3 to 6 months after being fully vaccinated, and continues to receive booster doses within the recommended dosing interval.

Please upload your evidence to your my.UQ request when you are vaccinated in order to:

  • Protect your own personal safety and that of your clients
  • Maximise your opportunity to attend clinical placements so that you can continue to progress through your program.

 

What are my responsibilities?

  • Do not attend your placement if you are unwell/experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms
  • Follow all QLD government health advice and public health directions
  • If you, or anyone in your household, or one of your close contacts test positive for COVID-19, stay at home until you/they receive their test results. Refer to this document to determine which actions you need to take in relation to COVID isolation. 
  • Follow advice from your placement provider regarding their workplace COVID plan requirements
  • Ensure your Placement Supervisor and UQ Placement Coordinator/CELM/Course Coordinator are aware of your inability to attend placement, due to sickness or testing requirements, as soon as possible.
  • Upload evidence of your vaccination status including booster doses, as required, to your my.UQ request as soon as you have received your doses. The HaBS Placement Ready Team will initiate new my.UQ requests once students have reached three months post their primary dose course of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Ensure you have evidence of vaccination status saved on any relevant device you take to placement, or have a paper copy as you may be asked by your placement provider to show evidence of vaccination.
  • Take note of when you may require a vaccine booster and take appropriate action to ensure you have an appropriate level of immunity. Upload evidence of receiving a booster dose to my.UQ to ensure your records are complete.

Please be assured that your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact your Placement Coordinator and/or Student Services .

Contact us

Student enquiries
Placement Ready team
habs.placementready@uq.edu.au

Visit us
Room 539A, Level 5, 
Human Movement Studies Building (26B)

Individual student consultations are available on:

  • Mondays 1pm – 4pm

  • Wednesdays 9am – 12pm

Online Chat

The HABS Placement Ready team are available for online chat Monday to Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm.

You can find the chat function on the Prepare for your placement homepage

Zoom appointments

Students can book 1:1 zoom consultations with a member of the HABS Placement Ready Team via Student Hub.

Search the appointments menu for ‘HaBS Placement Ready 1:1 Consultation’ to find available appointments to book into.