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COVID-19 updates

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

Travel advice

Stay up-to-date with the ACT Government travel advice if you are planning to travel or returning to the ACT from interstate. ACT Health is currently urging Canberrans not to travel to areas where COVID-19 outbreaks are occurring.

Interstate travel advice

The circumstances around COVID-19 outbreaks and exposure sites change rapidly, please continue to monitor the ACT Health website for updates.

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

    • are identified as a close or casual contact
    • will be in quarantine or staying in quarantine with a family member
    • are being tested and isolating

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

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

Greater Sydney exposure sites

ACT Health is advising anyone in the ACT who has been in the Greater Sydney region of NSW on or after 26 April to visit the NSW Health website to check the venues (exposure locations) associated with the most recent COVID-19 cases in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Current restrictions for Greater Sydney are:

  • Anyone who attended an exposure location on any of the dates and times specified, must immediately get tested for COVID-19, quarantine for 14 days from the time they were at the location, and call ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209.
  • Anyone who attended a source investigation location on any of the dates and times specified must get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until a negative test result is received.
Mother’s Day weekend

Anyone in the ACT who is considering travelling to the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains), this Mother’s Day weekend, should monitor the situation in NSW and follow the latest public health advice. This currently includes restrictions on household gatherings and wearing masks in certain settings.

ACT Health is monitoring the NSW situation closely and will provide updates as circumstances change. Please visit the  ACT Health website for further updates.

Western Australia (Perth and Peel)

Anyone entering the ACT or already in the ACT and has been in the Perth or Peel regions in the last 14 days must complete an online declaration form. For full details visit the WA travel advice page.

COVID-safe travel

Follow the ABCs of COVID-safe travel:

  • Avoid COVID-affected areas - check the COVID website of the state or territory you are travelling to. If you are welcoming relatives or visitors from interstate, please ask them not to come if they are travelling from an area with a recent case or are feeling unwell.

  • Behave in a COVID-safe way - be vigilant with hand and respiratory hygiene, maintain physical distancing from other groups, and stay home if feeling unwell.

  • Check back when you’re home - monitor the COVID website of the state or territory you visited to see if they had any cases, for two weeks after your return. Follow the website’s advice about testing and self-isolation. If you feel unwell with COVID symptoms while away or when you return, please get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get the result.


Accommodation advice

The University on-campus accommodation is open and will only close if instructed to do so by the relevant Federal or State authorities.

Common areas are cleaned a minimum of four times a day, hand soap and/or sanitiser dispensers are available within the buildings.

Residential Advisors are monitoring common areas in accordance with Government guidelines. The physical distance requirements are clearly linked to essential and non-essential gatherings and does not apply to residential spaces.

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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