UNSW's response to COVID-19

UNSW continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This website provides information, guidance, frequently asked questions and links to resources for students and staff on topics related to the impacts of COVID-19.

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Latest update - 18 January 2022

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the University is adjusting its return to campus plans.

While staff and students are able to return to campus, we encourage you to continue to work or study from home until the situation becomes clearer over the next few weeks. 

If you are considering coming to campus, please ensure that you:

  • Do not come to campus if you have any symptoms or are unwell or you are considered a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case
  • Wear a mask in all indoor settings as required by the NSW Government. We strongly encourage you to wear a good quality mask eg N95 if possible.  
  • Check-in to buildings/spaces using both your swipe card and QR codes where available
  • Maintain physical distancing and density at not more than 1 person per 2sqm indoors
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Open windows to maximise air flow where possible
  • Limit unnecessary movements around campus

Unvaccinated staff or HDR candidates who need to come to campus, should speak with their manager or supervisor first. You will be required to complete a Safety Risk Assessment to limit your exposure on campus.

We are hopeful that we can return to as much face-to-face teaching and learning as possible, on campus in T1.  
Large lectures and assessments will continue to be delivered online, but we aim to provide face-to-face tutorials, labs and fieldwork outings, while continuing to offer online options for those who remain overseas, are unwell, in isolation, or are otherwise facing disruptions. 
We will continue to monitor and provide updates over the coming weeks.

FAQs on our 2022 Return to Campus can be found here

Further information and FAQs for Students can be found here.

Further information and FAQs for Staff can be found here