UNSW's response to COVID-19

Last updated 6 April 2020

UNSW is closely monitoring the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is supporting any affected students and staff based on information from the federal Department of Health and NSW Health.

The University has ceased all in-person classes and is currently in secure mode with only essential staff on campus. The Library is also closed.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is regularly reviewing travel advice in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer. The Federal Government has raised its travel advice for Australians to Level 4, 'do not travel overseas', regardless of the destination. 

A travel ban is also in place for all non-residents and non-citizens coming to Australia.

Citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members are able to return to Australia, but will be required to undertake mandatory 14-day self-isolation at designated facilities (e.g. a hotel). 

UNSW continues to follow DFAT advice via Smart Traveller and in accordance to with the advice of International SOS.

UNSW will continue to update students and staff as new information becomes available.

UNSW is also posting updates for our Chinese audience on WeChat and on our Chinese FAQs page.

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Information about campus activities, including classes, events, accommodation, facilities, security and evacuation procedures.