The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. Classes are continuing, with online options now available.
Find answers to frequently asked questions, including how to best support your students and colleagues. Stay up to date with the latest news and communications here.
Key information as at 1 April 2020
The University has made changes to its grading system to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to FAQ "Will my grades be affected by COVID-19?"
- On 29 March the Australian Government updated its advice, with indoor and outdoor gatherings now limited to two people only. The previously announced exceptions to these gatherings remain in place.
The government's strong guidance is for everyone to stay home unless for:
- shopping for what you need - food and necessary supplies
- medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements
- exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements
- work and study if you can't work or learn remotely
These measures take effect from midnight on the night of Monday 30 March.
- On 25 March, a student notified the University that they had tested positive to COVID-19. We wish this student a speedy and full recovery. As this student has not been on campus or in contact with staff and students since they contracted the virus, we do not need to take further action. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. More information was contained in all-student and all-staff emails sent on 25 March.
- From 22 March, all travellers entering South Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days from their arrival.
- From 4 pm ACDT on 24 March, South Australia's borders have closed, and State border controls are being enforced.
- From 9 pm AEDT on 20 March, Australia's borders have closed. Foreign nationals are not able to enter. Only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their dependents will be able to enter Australia.
- Lectures and tutorials are now delivered online. Please refer to FAQ "Are lectures and tutorials delivered remotely?"
- In line with recommendations from the Australian Government, the University has postponed or cancelled non-essential events, unless where those events are able to be held online. Online options are now available for classes and lectures.
- The Government requires all people who entered Australia from overseas after midnight Sunday 15 March, or the Republic of Korea (after 5 March), Iran (after 1 March) and Italy (after 11 March) to self-isolate for 14 days. The Australia Government has created a Self-isolation (self-quarantine) for coronavirus (COVID-19) page to explain self-isolation.
- Quarantine requirements remain in place for individuals who have symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 - see below for further details.
- If you have been affected by the quarantine requirements or travel restrictions, please call the University’s dedicated helpline on +61 8 8313 2882 (+861087833298 if in China for the cost of a local Beijing call) or email us as soon as possible so we can assist you.