Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19 | The Latest

Last updated: 1st July 2020


In line with many other organisations, WEA Sydney was quick to take action to protect its tutors, students and staff when the rapid development of the COVID-19 virus became clear in March. Since then all our classes have been conducted online via Zoom.

For the time being the majority of WEA’s courses and events will continue to be delivered in this format. However, as restrictions are slowly being eased, WEA Sydney is looking towards a gradual reintroduction of some face to face teaching in the coming weeks and months.

The following measures will be in place to limit the risk to students and staff:

  • Class numbers will be limited to allow seating to be spread out in-line with social distancing advice.
  • No more than one WEA class will be held at any one time in the building.
  • Access to the building and classrooms will be managed to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.
  • All classrooms and common areas will be deep cleaned before and after classes.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided on entry and exit, and throughout the building.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants in a class at WEA House wear a mask at all times within WEA House, including in the classroom.
  • Any enrolees who have symptoms of respiratory illness will be asked to stay away and offered a full refund.
  • No onsite refreshments will be available.

As always the health and safety of our staff, students, and the wider community, remains paramount and WEA Sydney will continue to follow the NSW Government guidelines in relation to curbing the spread of COVID-19.


To participate in our classes using Zoom, all you need is an email, internet connection and access to a device such as a phone/tablet or computer with a microphone and speakers. For more information on how our online classes work, please see our Zoom FAQ page.

The WEA office remains open during this period and you can contact us through the regular channels.