Clinical Skills Development Service

COVID-19 response

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Last updated: 26 March, 2020.

CSDS is dedicated to supporting our Queensland Health colleagues and ensuring public safety in this difficult time. As part of our commitment to our community’s health and safety, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely; and following all the relevant advice from Metro North Executive, government agencies and global organisations.

In response to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 CSDS has taken the necessary steps to cancel all non-essential bookings at the centre. This will include all courses and events from 18 March 2020. At this stage the closure will last until 30 June 2020, however, due to the unpredictable nature of the ever-evolving situation it may be extended.

If you have registered for a CSDS course or booked an event at the centre, we will be in touch soon and will provide ongoing updates where ever possible. If you have any concerns regarding these cancellations, please contact us.

It is vital that we work together as a community in these trying times to ensure the safety of ourselves, our family, friends and the wider community. We hope that these actions will help minimise the spread of COVID-19. We encourage all to make the necessary changes in your day to day life so that we can reduce the spread of this virus.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel.
  • Don’t touch your face (eyes, nose, and mouth).
  • Stop handshaking as a greeting.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Keep 1.5 – 2m away from others – set your staff room up into one or two ‘zones’.

Stay safe and take care.

Belinda Faulkner
Nursing Director, CSDS