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Information on Coronavirus
Reducing the risk of infection due to COVID-19
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our priority. It is important to take necessary precautions to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.
For more information visit the university website.
For further information on recommended hygiene practices please click here
Protecting yourself against COVID-19
Practice good personal hygiene and physical distancing to help spread the slow of the virus.
Stay at home if you are unwell, particularly if you have developed flu-like symptoms, or if you have been directed by NSW Health, your GP or Medical Practitioner to self-isolate.
Keep your distance – but stay connected!
Answer questions about your symptoms to see if you need to seek medical help or get tested (online tool, available anytime)
Staying Up to Date with Official Information
- Stay up to date with official information and advice from the Australian Government Coronavirus Australia app (opens in a new window)
- The Australian Government approved COVIDSafe app helps find close contacts of COVID-19 cases
- Stay up to date with the NSW government’s COVID-19 information, advice and support Service NSW Mobile App (opens in a new window)
- Use the Government’s WhatsApp Channel (opens in a new window) to learn more about COVID-19 in Australia
Stay safe by following the directions below which will help us all to slow the spread of the virus, save lives and protect our health workers:
Anyone with respiratory symptoms or unexplained fever should seek medical attention and be tested for COVID-19.
Do not come to work. Stay at home until advised otherwise by your GP or NSW Health.
- work from home if it works for you and your employer
- stay at least 1.5m away from others
- gathering in a public place is limited to twenty people
- up to twenty visitors may visit another household at any one time
- avoid physical greetings such as hand-shaking, hugs and kisses
- use tap and go instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions
- The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This includes function centres. All activity must be seated only.
- All other restrictions including 20 guests inside the home and 20 for outside gatherings remain the same.
UPDATE: From July 1, the new rules keeping the state COVID-Safe mean:
Protect yourself and your family
- stay at home if you are sick
- frequently clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based handrub (especially before and after eating, when you have been out, and after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or going to the toilet)
- always use soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled
- use hand sanitisers with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol
- see this great guide on how to wash your hands
- cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow. Discard the tissue straight into a bin, and wash your hands
- avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- clean and regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces e.g. tables, kitchen benches, light switches, door handles, hand rails, touch screens, remotes, phones, keys, wallets, credit cards, keyboards, steering wheel
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- get a flu shot
- avoid visiting vulnerable people
- whenever you are out of your home, always practice good physical distancing and hand hygiene
- use public transport in off-peak periods if you can
- ventilate your home by opening windows or adjusting the air conditioning
- See Hygiene at Home for further tips
Take care of your mental health and wellbeing
- stay connected
- stick to a routine
- learn the facts from authoritative sources such as the Australian Government Department of Health and NSW COVID-19 site
- take breaks from news and social media
- seek help when you need it
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1800 818 728
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
- Kids Help Line 1800 55 18 00
- Domestic Violence Line 1800 65 64 63
- National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080
Keep up to date
How to Stay Connected at Work During COVID-19
How to Stay Connected Outside of Work During COVID-19
Looking after yourself during COVID-19 – Self-care and Wellbeing with Dr Carolyn Ee and Dr Michael de Manincor
Returning to Campus? Things you need to know