NSW Health has amended the self isolaion period for COVID-19 to 5 days. If you test positive on a rapid antigen test or a PCR test, you must immediately self-isolate for 5 days from the date of your positive test and follow the advice for people testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 at home.
People who test positive to COVID-19 cannot work at certain premises for 7 days after they test positive. For details about these premises, visit Rules for people in NSW.
NSW Health has revised the COVID-19 reinfection period from 12 weeks down to four weeks effective from today. People who have previously had COVID-19 will be required to test for COVID-19 after 28 days since their isolation ended if experiencing symptoms and follow the relevant health advice if they test positive. People who test positive again will be reported and managed as new cases.
The University Health Service (UHS) is offering third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible. A minimum of three months must have passed since your last vaccination. Bookings can be made via the UHS website.
In line with NSW Health advice, as we approach the peak of winter and see an increase of flu and COVID-19 cases within the community, students and staff are encouraged to follow health and safety measures on the Health and safety page.
This includes advice on wearing a mask in crowded places, including when indoors and when you are unable to practise physical distancing, and when it’s mandatory, to help protect everyone in our community and help to keep our campus COVID-safe. Please continue to follow existing COVID safety measures including, staying home when you are sick and washing your hands regularly.
The Vice-Chancellor has written to all students to provide an update on Semester 2 classes.
For Semester 2, 2022 the University plans to continue with the hybrid model that has seen most students returning to campus for a component of the majority of their courses, with remote options available where possible for those who require them. Visit the Study information page for more information about Semester 2 classes.
A small number of units of study will require an approval process for students to enrol in the remote option. More information will be communicated to students enrolling in these units.
We are mindful of the ongoing challenges our offshore students face in returning to Australia and we will continue to support you with remote learning options in Semester 2, wherever possible.
For students currently experiencing difficult circumstances, we have a range of services available to help you. Please visit our Support and wellbeing page for information about our mental wellbeing support, academic support and financial assistance.
The University has released it's new COVID-19 Safety Plan. The plan has been updated based on current public health orders and NSW Health guidance and outlines controls currrently in place at the University for managing COVID-19 in an ongoing manner. The plan replaces all local COVID-safety plans.
In alignment with NSW Health, supervisors are now required to complete a risk assessment and provide approval for any team members who are close contacts of COVID positive cases to work on campus.
The NSW Government has updated COVID settings from 6pm, Friday 22 April.
The University is continuing to work through the implications of these changes on our community and we will keep you updated with further details as they are available. The University’s Conditions of Entry have been updated.