The University's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. Applications, enrolments and classes are continuing.
Notification of COVID cases
The University has developed a protocol to respond when it is notified that an individual who has tested COVID positive has attended the campus. Staff or students who test positive to COVID-19 and who may have been at the University during their infectious period must contact the HR Service Centre as soon as possible: email@example.com.
Key information as at 5 January 2022
Information on international borders is changing frequently. If you are an international student looking to return to Adelaide, please see the latest information on the Study Adelaide website.
A list of identified exposure sites, including testing and quarantine requirements, can be found here.
The State government's COVID-Ready Plan outlines the safe easing of restrictions and how COVID-19 will be managed in South Australia.
Our campuses at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy are open. Most buildings have been moved into after hours mode requiring swipe-card access. Some exceptions will remain open to facilitate summer school teaching / timetabling during normal business hours (8 am – 6 pm), and will revert to after hours mode outside these times.
- Following SA government advice, staff are encouraged to work from home where possible until Monday 31 January.
- Summer School classes will continue to be taught in their current teaching mode. Course Coordinators of these Summer School course are encouraged to contact their students and reassure them that classes will continue to be held in the proposed mode.
- QR codes have been placed at the entrances of most of our University buildings to assist SA Health with contact tracing should it be required. Please use the QR codes to check in whenever you enter a building that has a code.
- Face masks are expected to be worn whenever you move about indoors (including lifts) or are seated within 1.5m of other people. Information on mask wearing (including exemptions) can be found here.
- Social Distancing – wherever possible, practice appropriate distancing, keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Hygiene – please practice good hygiene, including hand washing, use of sanitiser, and cleaning surfaces used by others (such as keyboards) before you use them.
- More details about other restrictions are available here. A list of identified exposure sites, including testing and quarantine requirements, can be found here.
- 'I got the jab' vaccination resources for staff and for students. Posters available via the HSW website.
- Check the SA Government website for details on current cross-border travel restrictions, which change frequently.
- Quarantine requirements remain in place for individuals who have COVID-19, those who are suspected to have COVID-19, for those awaiting test results, those who have been in identified exposure sites, or for those who have travelled from overseas or from an interstate hotspot. Quarantine directions will come from SAPOL or SA Health. If you are unsure whether you should be in quarantine please call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.
- If you are a student affected by the quarantine requirements or travel restrictions, please call the University’s dedicated helpline on +61 8 8313 2882 or email us as soon as possible so we can assist you.
- If you are a staff member affected by quarantine requirements, please consult the COVID-19 Leave Entitlements webpage for further advice.
If you are unwell, please seek medical advice and do not attend any of the University campuses unless medically cleared to do so.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms (as outlined on the SA Health COVID-19 testing page) please get tested and self-isolate until you receive notification that you do not have COVID-19.
If you are otherwise unwell please see a doctor. If the matter is a medical emergency please call 000.