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 - 15 March 2022

Students and staff are progressively returning to campus with the resumption of in-person classes from the beginning of Term 1, 2022. Online options will continue to be available for students unable to return at this time. 

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

  • 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.
  • Masks are mandatory on public transport.
  • While masks are longer mandatory in all indoor areas we strongly encourage you to wear masks in indoor settings on campus, particularly in classrooms and 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. (Please note, you also need to complete the COVID-19 case notification form, even if you have received advice from the University that you may have been exposed to a positive case on campus).
  • Get your booster shot to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Read the latest email update to students and staff here.

Further information and FAQs for Students can be found here.

Further information and FAQs for Staff can be found here