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We are operating in uncertain times, but campus is open and we are doing our best to operate efficiently and safely for the UC community. Our staff and vendors are very excited to be back in action providing services to staff, students and the public.

Be COVID safe

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

  • follows ACT Government health advice
  • provides honest responses to University procedures relating to declaration of travel and health symptoms
  • stay off campus if unwell with even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms.

Failure to do so not only puts our entire UC community at risk, it may also result in penalties and fines under the ACT Health’s Public Health Directions and/or sanctions under the University’s Student Conduct Rules.

Our best defence continues to be physical distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene, staying at home if you are unwell, and getting tested if you have symptoms.

What to do

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

  • Follow ACT Government health advice.
  • Maintain a safe physical distance of 1.5m from others.
  • Practise good hand hygiene.
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow or tissue.
  • Wipe down any shared workspaces and equipment when you enter and leave a venue.
  • Wear a mask if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • If you are presenting with viral symptoms please consult with a doctor.

You can reference this health checklist (PDF, 235.63 KB) for advice, or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19.

What not to do

Please do not come to campus if you are unwell.

Check-In CBR App

The ACT Government has announced that the Check In CBR app will be mandated in all restricted business activities in the ACT from 6 March.

Staff, students and visitors to the campus will be required to check in at all venues on campus where the Check In CBR QR code is displayed.  This includes all workspace areas, meeting rooms, teaching spaces, study spaces and hospitality venues, as well as at all university events.

Avoid a possible penalty of $1,000. Check in and rather be safe than sorry.

Download Check in CBR from the ACT Health website.

Use of masks on campus

Our UC community is working hard to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to ensure that you are supported in your studies, wellbeing, and broader university experience.

As a mask-friendly campus we will continue to encourage staff, students, tenants, and visitors to wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained.

The use of masks in all on-campus laboratories, workshops and practical activities will be mandatory from Semester One 2021 and will be considered part of the students’ and relevant staff Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

  • A cloth mask will be provided by UC at no cost to all students and staff affected by this additional safety measure.
  • Students and staff will be responsible for taking care of their masks and bringing them to the relevant on-campus timetabled activities.
  • The wearing of masks is recommended when attending tutorials and lectures.
  • Students seeking exemption from wearing a mask will need to complete this form.

Staff and students who are eligible for a UC mask based on the criteria above will be able to collect their mask from the UC Library Service Desk, from Monday 1 February 2021. Please present your student or staff ID to collect your mask.

Suspected or confirmed case procedure

The University procedure for a COVID-19 case that is under assessment and has met the criteria for testing, or that has been confirmed is available in the Suspected or Confirmed Case procedure (PDF, 501.71 KB).

The procedure applies to all UC staff, students, those living in UC student residences, and community members on campus.

What is open

Medical and Counselling Centre

Medical and Counselling services at the University of Canberra are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

More details can on appointment options can be found on the Health and wellbeing webpage.


The Library is open for 24-hour access for students and staff.

Use of the Library facilities is subject to adhering to physical distancing requirements. Furniture and study spaces have been adjusted to assist students to maintain adequate physical distancing and hand sanitiser dispensers are available.

For any queries relating to the library, please email the Library team.

Ngunnawal Centre

Staff will continue to provide virtual one-on-one appointments via the Ngunnawal Centre Canvas site, however face-to-face consults have also resumed. Contact via (02) 6201 2998 or

The Ngunnawal Centre student study space will be accessible during core business hours only (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm).


Canberra Imaging Group Monday to Friday: 8.15am to 5pm
Capital Chemist Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Coffee Grounds Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Domino’s Monday to Sunday from 10.30am
Double K Café and Restaurant Monday to Friday: 10am to 8.30pm
Grounded Cafè Reopening on 4 January 2021
Kirinari Early Childhood Centre Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Mill House Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Leonardo’s Uni Salon By appointment only
Thursdays: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays: 9am to 1pm
Mizzuna Cafè Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 2.30 pm
Nomad@UC Monday to Friday: 8am to 3pm
Ochre Health Medical Centre Monday to Friday: 7am to 7.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Oscar’s Bakery Cafè Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Weekends: 8am to 4pm
Retro Cafè Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Tampered Coffee (The Health Hub) Monday to Friday: 8am to 3:30pm
The Well Monday to Friday: 12pm to 8pm
UCFITX Monday to Friday: 6am to 8.30pm
Saturday: 8am to 1pm 
UC Supermarket Monday to Friday: 9am to 10.30pm
Weekends: 10am to 10.30pm
UC Refectory: Global Kitchen Monday to Friday: 11am to 3pm
Post Office
Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
UCX Shop
Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
The School Locker
Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

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