COVID-19 updates

The University is monitoring the COVID-19 situation around Australia and responding according to ACT Government health advice.

In line with ACT Health lockdown advice, the Bruce campus is closed.

The lockdown has been extended to 11.59pm on Friday, 15 October, 2021.

Campus exposure site

UC Library: Wednesday, 11 August, from 8pm to 9pm.

The UC Library has been listed as an exposure site to monitor for symptoms.

The UC Library has been closed since 5pm on Thursday, 12 August and it is believed that it is a low risk exposure site at this point in time.

A thorough clean of the library has been undertaken, and the University will continue to monitor the situation and consult with ACT Health.

Any staff and students who attended the UC Library during this time are asked to monitor for symptoms. If you present with symptoms please get tested and follow ACT Health advice, and complete a University Incident Report.

For further advice relating to symptoms, testing or actions to follow, please contact the ACT Health COVID-19 helpline on (02) 6207 7244, between 8am and 8pm.

If you are symptomatic and would like advice, please contact UC Medical and Counselling for a telehealth consult on (02) 6201 2351, between 9am and 5pm.

We are here to support you in any way we possibly can, please contact the following:


Inform UC if you are a close contact, being tested, in isolation or quarantine

Staff and students are reminded to submit a University Incident Report if they:

    • are identified as a close or casual contact
    • are being tested and awaiting results
    • are subject to stay-at-home orders
    • are in quarantine

For students seeking support, please contact wellbeing@canberra.edu.au.

For staff seeking support, please contact ucpeople@canberra.edu.au.

Please follow ACT Health advice for testing, quarantine and close contact identification.


Face masks on campus

The use of face masks when on campus is mandatory. Please remember to bring your mask with you.

Please continue to monitor the ACT Health website and follow the Public Health Directions.


Accommodation advice

The University on-campus accommodation is open and will only close if instructed to do so by ACT Health.

Common areas are cleaned regularly, and hand sanitiser dispensers are available within the buildings.

Residents are to wear face masks in all residence common areas.

The University and UniLodge are working with ACT Health to isolate and provide support to residents who have been identified as close contacts to a current case.

In the event of a resident in any on-campus accommodation venue testing positive for COVID-19, ACT Health would be notified and UniLodge will follow the advice, guidance and instruction of ACT Health and communicate these actions to all residents.

Contact UniLodge

All calls about accommodation should be directed through to UniLodge using the contact numbers below.

  • UC Lodge +61 2 6110 4000
  • Cooper Lodge +61 2 6109 4200
  • Weeden Lodge +61 2 6113 5000
  • Campus West +61 2 6185 1820

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