Confirmed case of COVID-19 briefly visited campus

1 September 2020
Bathrooms in Carslaw Building lower level have undergone enhanced cleaning
Last night, NSW Health informed us that a member of the public who has since tested positive for COVID-19 briefly visited the Carslaw Building between 8-8.10pm on Friday 28 August.

We understand the person was walking through campus during an evening out and gained access to the bathrooms in the lower level of the Carslaw Building for a few minutes.

In addition to our standard enhanced cleaning over the weekend, both the male and female toilets in the Carslaw Building location underwent a further enhanced clean at 3am today, Tuesday 1 September.

We encourage our staff and students to follow NSW Health guidance, and for anyone feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 – including fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath – to isolate and arrange for testing.

We will continue to work with NSW Health as they follow their contact tracing protocols.

NSW Health has advised the rest of campus can continue to operate as normal and we have preventative measures in place including increased cleaning, signage regarding hygiene practices and hand sanitiser units installed across the campus.

We continue to encourage physical distancing and are reminding our community to wash their hands regularly, and to stay home and get tested if they have any symptoms. Our buildings currently require an access card to enter 24/7, in order to limit the number of people inside at any time; we remind our community that it is important to not grant access to others who do not have their own access card.

NSW Health information about COVID-19 is available at, The Federal Government’s COVID-19 National Health Plan is available at

Additional support is also available from our Counselling and Psychological Services for students and our Employee Assistance Provider.