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Last updated Thursday 19 May
Follow our regular updates on how we are adapting to life and study during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday 19 May

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. 

Wednesday 18 May

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.

Thursday 21 April

The NSW Government has updated COVID settings from 6pm, Friday 22 April.

  • Close contacts of COVID positive cases will no longer be required to isolate provided they have no symptoms and comply with the following guidelines:
    • Do not visit aged care, hospitals, disability, and correctional facilities unless a special exemption applies;
    • Wear a face mask in indoor settings outside the home;
    • Undertake daily Rapid Antigen Test before coming into close contact with people outside their household, where practicable;
    • Avoid contact with elderly and immunocompromised persons where possible;
    • Work from home where practical;
    • Notify their employer/educational facility that they are a close contact, and that they are not required to isolate as long as they comply with the above.
       
  • The seven-day isolation requirement remains for anyone who has tested positive to COVID.
  • Students who are close contacts should notify the COVID taskforce if they are coming to campus.  

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.