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.

Check here for positive COVID-19 case alerts on campus

Report a positive COVID-19 case on campus here

Latest update 

Students and staff are back on campus. Online options will continue to be available for students unable to return at this time. 

When on campus, please ensure that you follow the rules and guidance below to help keep our UNSW community safe:

  • Do not come to campus if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have any symptoms at all or are unwell.
  • If you are a household or close contact of a COVID-19 positive case, you should work or study from home for seven days from the last time someone in your household tested positive. If you do need to come to campus for any reason, you must do a RAT test prior and wear a mask at all times while on campus.
  • Masks are mandatory on public transport.
  • We strongly encourage you to wear masks in indoor settings on campus, including in offices, classrooms, labs, communal spaces and especially where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • In line with NSW Health guidance, the University has identified a set of high-risk activities where Safety Risk Assessments have deemed that masks should continue to be worn. These are situations where distancing cannot be maintained for extended periods including some labs, pracs, field trips and teaching environments. Your Faculty or Division will determine and communicate specific activities and classes where a face mask will be required.
  • Many staff are now working in a flexible work pattern and we have curated a range of flexible work resources to help you and your team transition to a successful flexible working arrangement. These include a hybrid meetings best practice guide - for participants and convenors - to ensure hybrid meetings are successful for everyone involved. 
  • Keep a safe distance from others, and if you can’t, we strongly recommend that you wear a good quality mask – N95, P2 or surgical mask.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Open windows to maximise air flow where possible.
  • Regularly check our COVID-19 alerts page for updates on positive cases on campus.
  • Notify us if you test positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus while infectious by completing the COVID-19 case notification form.
  • Get your booster shot to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Further information and FAQs for Students can be found here.

Further information and FAQs for Staff can be found here

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