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COVID safe principles

Our UC community is reminded that it is absolutely imperative that everyone:

  • follows ACT Government health advice; and
  • does not come on to campus if unwell.

Thank you for doing your part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic COVID safe protocols:

  • Follow ACT Government health advice.
  • Do not come on to campus if you are unwell.
  • The UC campus is a mask-friendly environment. Our community is encouraged to make use of face masks if that is their preference, when coming on to campus.
  • Practise good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • Make use of the sanitising stations around campus.
  • Wipe down any shared workspaces and equipment when you enter and leave a venue, using the disinfectant wipes available.
  • If you are presenting with viral symptoms, get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result. If you are uncertain about your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Call the ACT Health COVID-19 hotline on (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily, if you are seeking advice relating to testing, quarantine and vaccinations, or for exposure advice.


The University has a regular comprehensive cleaning regime in place. For details on these cleaning regimes refer to Cleaning: University of Canberra.

ACT Health face mask guidelines

Face masks must be worn by anyone (aged 12-years or older), who is:

Face masks should be worn by:

  • diagnosed persons entering a public indoor space if they need to leave home.
  • household contacts when in indoor spaces that are outside of the home or when on public transport.

Definition of high risk settings

ACT Health source:

A high-risk setting is defined as a setting where there:

  • are a large number of people who are at risk of severe disease from COVID-19 (for example, due to age or chronic medical conditions); and
  • is at a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission due to close proximity and difficulties maintaining physical distancing.

High-risk settings include:

  • hospitals;
  • residential aged care facilities; and
  • residential accommodation facilities that support people who require frequent, close personal care and who are at risk of severe disease from COVID-19.

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