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Impact of COVID-19

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23 March 2020

The Diplomatic Academy's L&D Calendar is being updated and will be available shortly.

In response to public health advice regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors, the Diplomatic Academy is reviewing the delivery of programs on a case-by-case basis.

In some cases this may mean that courses need to be cancelled or postponed, or that attendee numbers need to be reduced so we can maintain social distancing requirements. For other courses, we are using WebEx for participants to engage remotely.

If you are enrolled in a course, we will be in touch with you directly to let you know if/how your course is impacted. If you don't hear from us prior to the date of your course, please email diplomaticacademy [at] dfat.gov.au.

Visitors to the Academy should follow medical advice and information provided by the Department of Health and healthdirect. If you are unwell, are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or need to self-isolate please email diplomaticacademy [at] dfat.gov.au as soon as possible to let us know that you will not be attending your course.

For those attending the Diplomatic Academy in person please use the hand sanitiser available and maintain social distancing requirements. You are welcome to bring your own coffee cup. All Academy crockery and cutlery is being cleaned in the dishwasher - please do not hand wash them in the sink.

We are currently gathering information on all courses to determine the impact of COVID-19 and will publish an updated L&D Calendar as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your patience during this time.