COVID-19 Information

Current Requirements on Campus

  • Masks – Masks are strongly recommended at this time, especially indoors where you cannot distance yourself from others. Mask provide a layer of protection for you and for others, so please wear a mask when you are indoors around other people. Disposable surgical masks are available free of charge at various locations on campus, including Ask Adelaide. SA Health requirements for mask wearing continue to apply including wearing a mask on days 8 to 10 after finishing isolation in the event of testing positive to COVID and for 7 days after exposure when outside of the home if you are a close contact. 
    Refer to the SA Health website for exemptions to recommended mask wearing.
  • Notification of COVID-19 positive and close contact status - Staff or students who test positive to COVID-19 OR who are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person must notify the HSW Team as soon as possible: NOTIFY HERE. Refer to FAQS below for further information.
  • Physical distancing / density – Wherever possible, practice appropriate distancing, keeping 1.5 metres between yourselves and others.
  • Hygiene – Please practice good hygiene including hand washing, use of sanitiser, and cleaning surfaces used by others (such as keyboards).
  • Stay home if unwell – Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms.  Even if the test comes back negative for COVID please do not attend the campus if you have Cold or Flu-like symptoms.  Please wait until the symptoms pass before attending.
  • Travel - University travel has returned to pre COVID arrangements. Refer to the University Travel page. Advice on travel insurance is available from Legal & Risk 
  • Events – Refer HERE for advice on COVID safe actions when organising an event.

General Information

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best thing we can do to protect ourselves and the South Australian community. From 11 July, people aged 30+ can access a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from GPs, pharmacies and selected SA Health vaccination clinics. The recommended interval between the third dose, or a recent COVID-19 infection, and the fourth dose is three months.

Information about vaccination and booking appointments

Information about vaccination and booking appointments can be found on the SA Health website.

City-based walk in vaccination clinics are also operating at the Myer Centre (level 3) and the West Parklands  – no booking needed. Refer below image for details

Go to the SA Health website for information on what to do if you test positive or are a close contact.

Check the SA Government COVID-19 website for details on current restrictions, which change frequently.

 

FAQs

  • Do I need to be vaccinated to work or study at the University of Adelaide?

    The University of Adelaide does not have a mandatory vaccination direction in place, and as such staff and students can attend campus regardless of their vaccination status.

    We encourage you to get vaccinated if you are able, to protect yourself against severe health outcomes in the event that you are infected with coronavirus.

    Certain programs have inherent requirements that require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement and/or study-related activity in settings. Relevant programs may include those that include placements (e.g. clinical placements, industry placements, internships, work experience placements) and/or study-related activities (e.g. industry visits, field trips) in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

    For more information and to book your vaccination, visit the SA Health website.

  • What should I do if a student advises they have tested positive for COVID-19 and were in my class?

    Check on the student’s wellbeing and advise on any course work implications that will arise for the student’s required period of quarantine.

    If any of the classes or activities attended by the student during this period involved continuous activity for 4 hours or more, please contact the contact the HSW Team for support in contact tracing.

    It is not required that you provide any other information to the rest of the class, however if you do wish to advise them you should simply include the following in your message:

    • we have had a positive case in the class (do not use the name of the COVID-positive person)
    • you should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, please do not attend the University, undertake a PCR test and isolate until you have a negative result
  • I am a close contact – what do I do?

    If you are a staff member reporting that you are a close contact, you must:

    • Contact the HSW Team as soon as possible: NOTIFY HERE
    • Work from home where possible for 7 days (please discuss arrangements with your supervisor)
    • Staff who cannot work from home would ideally discuss taking leave across this period with their supervisor (refer HERE for further information).  If you are unable to work from home and leave is not an option then please liaise with your supervisor regarding the precautions that will be taken to reduce the risk.  Your supervisor may wish to contact hswteam@adelaide.edu.au for advice.
    • SA Health require that you wear a mask at all times outside of the home and that you do not attend any non-essential gatherings.
    • Report any subsequent positive COVID-19 test result: NOTIFY HERE.
    • Do not attend any University campus or activity if you develop COVID-19 symptoms.  Follow the SA Health testing requirements.

     

    If you are a student reporting that you are a close contact, you must:

    • Contact the HSW Team as soon as possible:  NOTIFY HERE
    • Work from home where possible for 7 days (please discuss arrangements with your course coordinator)
    • Students with compulsory course activities should discuss with their course coordinator whether there are options to delay or defer these.  If these cannot be delayed or deferred please liaise with your course coordinator regarding the precautions that will be taken to reduce the risk.  Your course coordinator may wish to contact hswteam@adelaide.edu.au for advice.
    • SA Health require that you wear a mask at all times outside of the home and that you do not attend any non-essential gatherings.
    • Report any subsequent positive COVID-19 test result to the HSW Team as soon as possible: NOTIFY HERE
    • Do not attend any University campus or activity if you develop COVID-19 symptoms.  Follow the SA Health testing requirements.
  • What do I have to do if I test positive?

    Staff and students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must follow the SA Health COVID-19 positive advice and NOTIFY the HSW Team.

    If you are a staff member affected by isolation requirements, please consult the COVID-19 Leave Entitlements webpage for further advice. Extraordinary sick leave for casual staff who contract COVID-19 and are too unwell to work is also available to Thursday 1 September 2022.

  • What do I do if a student or staff member advises me they are a close contact?

    As from 30 April 2022, SA Health close contact quarantine requirements changed. Close contacts must avoid non-essential gatherings and notify their workplace. It is important the steps below are taken to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 in our University community:

    • All staff and students who are close contacts must report to the HSW Team as soon as possible:  NOTIFY HERE
    • Supervisors and course coordinators should direct staff or students to work from home where it is practical to do so
    • Staff who cannot work from home would ideally discuss taking leave across this period with their supervisor (refer HERE for further information).  If they are unable to work from home and leave is not an option, they should liaise with their supervisor regarding the precautions that will be taken to reduce the risk when attending the University. Mask wearing at all times outside of the home is required by SA Health. Supervisors may wish to contact hswteam@adelaide.edu.au for advice
    • Students with compulsory course activities should discuss with their course coordinator whether there are options to delay or defer these.  If these cannot be delayed or deferred, they should liaise with the course coordinator regarding the precautions that will be taken to reduce the risk when attending the University.  Mask wearing at all times outside the home is required by SA Health. Course coordinators may wish to contact hswteam@adelaide.edu.au for advice.

    Contact the hswteam@adelaide.edu.au for further advice.