Cops to work at Wellcamp as hub prepares to welcome students

“QPS representatives are integrated with the entire government planning team to ensure that the security model, including personnel and training, is appropriate. “

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Wellcamp facility would remain important even if vaccination rates increased, and the facility gave the state a “strategic advantage”.

“No other state has a facility like Wellcamp to play a role like this,” he said.

International students at Brisbane universities such as the University of Queensland in St. Lucia are worth billions to the city’s economy.Credit:Glenn hunt

Students would have to pay the cost of the quarantine at the facility, Hinchliffe said, but if universities wanted to subsidize some of the costs to help students, it was up to them.

“One of the great advantages of the Wellcamp proposal is that it makes it a much lower cost for quarantine requirements compared to other jurisdictions in this state,” he said.

Before the pandemic, international students contributed $ 5.8 billion to the state’s economy, Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said.

“International borders have been closed for 570 days now, but with our vaccination rates increasing it is now safe to start planning for the return of international students,” he said.

“Now, thanks to two key initiatives, we are able to welcome them again. This is because we have people vaccinated and because we have a dedicated shelter. “

Students should be fully immunized, with priority initially given to those studying medicine, medical research, or allied health.

Over 20,000 international students enrolled at Queensland universities continue their education online in over 160 countries.

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