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!

healthdirect COVID-19 Symptom Checker

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:

Symptoms of COVID-19

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.

Physical Distancing

  • 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 thirty people (see Outdoor public gatherings)
  • 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

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
  • if you have been outside, wash your hands as soon as you go inside, and after putting groceries or other items away
  • 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

Keep up to date

Advice regarding COVID-19 is changing regularly, so keep up to date and visit or