EDUCATIONAL institutions across the city are on high alert, asking students who have been to China in the past two weeks to stay home amidst the unfolding coronavirus situation.
Charles Sturt University, which has campuses in Dubbo, Bathurst and Orange, has a number of international students, said it is actively monitoring events as the coronavirus outbreak evolves, with cases now reported in NSW.
"The University is communicating with students and staff to ensure they have information regarding latest advice from NSW Health, hygiene tips, and access to government travel advice," a spokesperson said.
"The health and safety of our staff, students and communities, both domestically and internationally, is of paramount concern to the University and we will continue to liaise with the appropriate bodies to assist in our response.
"We encourage all staff and students to check the latest updates from NSW Health and follow the advice of the government if they have concerns regarding exposure to coronavirus."
The Bathurst's two boarding schools were also following recommended protocols.
Likewise, Scots All Saints College was following the advice from NSW Health, but also implementing their own procedures to ensure the safety of the students and staff.
Melanie Monico, Director of Community Engagement and Marketing, Scots All Saints College, said the school had gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and welfare of students and teachers.
While the school does have international students none are from the provinces in China affected by the virus.
Ms Monico said the school has also written to all parents, in case anyone had travelled overseas to affected areas, and passed on advice from NSW Health which requests parents keep children home for 14 days.
She said anyone who has travelled to affected areas will also need to provide medical clearance to the college before attending the campus."We're really going above and beyond," she said.
Other schools across Bathurst also posted advice from NSW Health.
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