Work Health, Safety & Wellbeing Information on Coronavirus

Reducing the risk of infection due to communicable diseases

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 communicable diseases.

What are communicable diseases?

  • Communicable, or infectious diseases, are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.

How can communicable diseases be spread?

  • Conditions such as different strains of influenza (flu) can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and saliva or mucus on unwashed hands.

For further information on recommended hygiene practices please click here

University information regarding the coronavirus

For more information visit the university website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/coronavirus-information.html.

Website contains FAQs for Staff including:

  • I am concerned and/or have concerns for my family and friends. What should I do?
  • Can I still travel to China?
  • Have Schools nominated someone to manage student queries and will they be accommodating?

The University has set up a dedicated information line for student or staff inquiries. Please call +61 02 9852 5399, from 8am to 5pm AEDT Monday to Friday, or email coronavirusadvice@westernsydney.edu.au if you have any questions or concerns relating to the coronavirus.