Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Workshop Information for Participants

At CTEC the health and safety of our participants, visitors and staff is our top priority. 

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CTEC PPE and COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy

As a result of the spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia CTEC has increased its precautionary measures to minimise risk and ensure the safety of the CTEC community and implemented its PPE & COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy.  

For further information about this Strategy, contact 08 6488 8044 or


What happens if CTEC cancels or postpones any workshops due to a COVID-19 related issue?
If a workshop at CTEC is cancelled or postponed the Course Coordinator will be in contact with you via phone or email. We will endeavour to advise you as soon as possible, however a workshop at CTEC may be cancelled at any time without notice. 

CTEC will be able to offer you a transfer of your CTEC registration fees towards the same workshop if it is postponed to a future date. Alternatively, in the event of a cancellation by CTEC,  you will also be offered the option a full refund of CTEC Workshop fees. Please contact CTEC Senior Course Coordinator John Linehan to discuss on T +61 86488 8049  or E

What are my options with regards to my CTEC fees if I become unwell with COVID-19, if my work leave is cancelled due to COVID-19, if I am a close contact with COVID-19 like symptoms, or if I am unable to have leave from my hospital due to COVID-19?
Under these specified COVID-19 related circumstances, you have the option to transfer your payment towards the same workshop, to be held at a future date, or to opt for a refund of the CTEC Workshop fees less an administration fee of 10 per cent of the workshop fee.  Please contact one of CTEC's Course Coordinators for further information on (08) 6488 8044.

For all other registrant cancellations not related to COVID-19, please see CTEC’s Terms and Conditions.
Non-COVID-19 related cancellations are subject to the refund and administration fee terms outlined in this document. 

Please notify CTEC in writing of your inability to attend and also call our offices on (08) 6488 8044.

Who Can or Should Not Attend Future CTEC Workshops?

COVID-19 can cause a variety of symptoms and it can take up to 14 days for symptoms of some variants to show after a person has been infected. It is possible that people could be contagious a few days before showing symptoms. Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia-like symptoms. Affected people may experience:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

Other symptoms include:

  • runny nose or congestion
  • headache or fatigue
  • muscle or joint pains
  • nauseau or loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea or vomiting
  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste

Please stay at home and do not attend if you are feeling unwell with any of the above symptoms. 

Attending CTEC:

•    CTEC welcomes anyone who is NOT experiencing the COVID-19 symptoms outlined above, or flu or cold like symptoms. 

  • Close contacts with no symptoms are required to declare their close contact status to CTEC prior to the commencement of the workshop by telephoning (08) 6488 8044 and speaking to a staff member. They must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test and obtain a negative result in the morning before attending CTEC and are required to provide proof of the negative result to CTEC staff OR at the time of arrival at CTEC under the direction of CTEC staff.  Close contacts must wear an N95, KN95 or P2 mask at all times and further PPE as directed by CTEC staff. It would be appreciated if close contacts might consider taking socially distanced meal or refreshment breaks in an outside area (when mask removal is necessary).  Close contacts with any of the COVID-19 symptoms outlined above are not permitted entry to CTEC and should contact CTEC on (08) 6488 8044 or E for advice if needed.

CTEC at The University of Western Australia complies with the advice of the WA Government in its definition of close contacts of COVID-19 cases:

The WA State Government definition of a ‘close’ contact is:

  • a household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period
  • someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, where they spent 4 hours of cumulative contact with them in a residential setting (including a home, residential care facility, boarding school, maritime vessel or other accommodation facility) in any 24 hour period where masks have been removed by both people during the period of contact
  • someone who is directed by WA Health that they are a close contact.

Participants who have been tested for COVID-19 must follow the advice of the Department of Health and refrain from participating in CTEC workshops until confirmed to be cleared. 

The State Government of Western Australia's advice regarding COVID-19 updates and arrangements may be found here.

State Government Advice on What To Do If You Have Covid-19 or are a close contact may be found here.

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