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The latest information about COVID protocols and our community
Follow our regular updates on how we are adapting to life and study during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday 12 September

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.

Tuesday 12 July

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

Thursday 7 July

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.

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.