The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) is taking a responsible approach to minimising risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. To keep our Fellows, staff and stakeholders safe, we will host either online or in-person meetings and events dependent on local Covid-restrictions – including IMNIS events. This will be subject to change up until one week prior to an event and we ask for your continued support and understanding. All registrants will be keep fully informed and updated.

A reminder to all mentors, mentees, guests and participants that following the health recommendations in your local area is the expected standard.

Before any meetings, please note you should not attend if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms. Those attending must follow Covid-safe recommendations. We ask you to engage in frequent hand-washing with soap and use hand sanitizer (available at all events).

Each individual must make their own judgement about whether to attend a meeting or gathering in person. Some people may be vulnerable or live with someone who is vulnerable. No adverse inferences should be drawn if an individual chooses not to participate.

The current advice regarding minimising transmission risk from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

  • wash hands often, with soap and water
  • use a tissue or your elbow (not your bare hands) to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • avoid close contact with others, such as touching
  • socially distance and wear a mask when recommended and/or required (check state requirements)

You can also contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line for more information.

Thank you for supporting ATSE and the IMNIS team. A final note to say thank you – to the entire IMNIS Network – for leading by example and showing kindness, understanding and compassion. Please be sure to continue to follow advice and access the resources of your respective organisations. Please remember to reach out to others, your organisation’s Employee Assistance Program and/or mental health services, and know you will receive support.

If you or someone you know needs urgent support, talk to someone you trust or contact a crisis support service listed below:


Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

QLife 1800 184 527 (3pm – 12am)

Emergency services: 000

Young people:

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Headspace 1800 650 890

Emergency services: 000


Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM

IMNIS Executive Director | Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering |

Updated 6th May, 2021

[First posted 16 March, 2020; updated 23 November, 2020]