Keeping our campus COVID-safe

Help us stop the spread of COVID-19
Follow our COVID safety precautions when you come to campus.

All staff, students and visitors are encouraged to follow our health and safety advice:

  • If unwell or displaying any cold and flu, respiratory-type illnesses or other illnesses, do not come to campus, isolate and test, and do not return unless recovered or as advised by your health professional.
  • Keep up to date with vaccinations.
  • Practise good personal hygiene with regular hand hygiene.
  • Practise cough etiquette (coughing or sneezing into your elbow or tissue).
  • Wear a mask in crowded settings.
  • Get plenty of fresh air.
  • Be aware of and adhere to NSW Health guidance if you have been exposed to COVID-19.

The following precautions are also available on campus:

  • Cleaning services as per normal schedule.
  • Readily available sanitisers and disinfectant wipes for self-use surface cleaning.
  • Ventilated rooms.

If you are unwell and/or receive a positive COVID result while symptomatic, you should not attend campus. If this affects your study, you should notify your teacher or unit of study coordinator like you would for any other illness.

You can also apply for Special Consideration if appropriate.

Additional student support is available via our Student Wellbeing Support Services, or you can contact the Peer Support Advisor team to request a call back for advice.

For medical emergencies, please contact emergency services (000). Sonder provides support and advice 24/7 for international students enrolled at the University.

Make sure to follow NSW Health isolation guidelines.

Further information

The University has made provisions for single-use masks, as recommended by NSW Health for general use, to be available to staff.

Staff and students are provided the option to wear a mask in the classroom environment, but it will not be required. We encourage you to wear a mask in indoor settings or where physical distancing is not possible. 

Masks will continue to be required in some environments (i.e. clinical settings) according to the relevant Public Health Orders and NSW Health guidance.

Visit the NSW Government website for information on types of masks and how to safely wear one

If you are working in clinical, lab, workshop, or other specialist settings, you may also need to wear a mask (and/or other PPE) that is of the appropriate standard for the work activity being done, as specified in the task specific risk assessment (to mitigate risks associated with COVID and non-COVID related hazards). 

If you cannot wear a mask due to an exemption or safety reasons, please speak to your manager or subject coordinator.

The University has completed its COVID-19 Safety Plan (pdf, 155KB) as per NSW Government requirements. 

All students, staff and visitors entering certain University of Sydney clinics and health spaces must undertake a COVID-19 health screening prior to entry. This is to help ensure the safety of our staff, students and visitors.

There are currently screening stations at the Susan Wakil Health Building (Monday-Friday, 7-10am).

Contact Protective Services on +61 2 9351 3333 if you require any assistance.

In alignment with the eased government restrictions, there are no capacity limits set for teaching. PPE is in place where required as per task/activity risk assessment, such as in lab and clinical settings. Teaching rooms are being physically checked to ensure they are adequately provisioned. Ventilation checks are being conducted as part of the room audit across campus.

Accommodation services

The University has made arrangements for any student who is staying in our accommodation to self-isolate for five days if they test positive to COVID-19.

The University will not charge for isolation costs if you are paying rent for your booked accommodation, and they have arranged temporary isolation accommodation.

If you do not wish to stay in the temporary isolation accommodation, the University may be able to assist in sourcing external accommodation for you.

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding the temporary relocation, please contact our student accommodation services team at

Please pack all personal belongings you would like to take with you for the period of your isolation.

The University may provide transportation to your temporary accommodation and you will be advised of details once arrangements have been confirmed.

During your stay in isolation the University will provide support to ensure you are comfortable and can access things you need. The University will be providing you with:

  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Face mask
  • Free wi-fi
  • Kettle, toaster and microwave

After your isolation, you will need to organise your own transport back to your regular accommodation.

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding the temporary relocation, please contact our student accommodation services team at