UNSW's response to COVID-19

Last updated 24 March 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.

Starting Friday 20 March, the University will cease all in-person classes.

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. 

On Thursday 19 March the Federal Government implemented a travel ban for all non-residents coming to Australia. The ban is effective from 9pm Friday 20 March.

Citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members are able to return to Australia, but must self-isolate for 14 days upon return. 

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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