In the journey towards a new COVID normal, there have been many questions about how the University will continue to keep our community safe.
Do I still need to wear face masks on campus?
The Queensland Government has made changes to mask requirements in managing COVID-19. In the university context, this means that masks are no longer required on the UniSQ inter-campus shuttle service. Masks are required to be worn during university activities if you are awaiting the results of a PCR test, showing any symptoms, or are working within a vulnerable setting (such as health clinic). Masks are welcomed and encouraged during any university activity where physical distancing is not possible.
What do I do if I have COVID-19 or like symptoms?While the Queensland Government no longer imposes a mandatory isolation period if you are COVID-19 positive, the University requests that you remain off site, explore options to work remotely, or take Personal Leave while you are symptomatic.
What cleaning is undertaken at the University?
Student work surfaces in learning spaces are cleaned daily.
I am at greater risk from COVID-19. How am I considered at the University?
If your role requires you to work or have contact with the communities at greater risk of COVID-19, it is imperative you discuss this with your supervisor or educator to ensure it can be appropriately managed.
Students can also reach out to Student Success and Wellbeing at email@example.com or phone 07 4631 2372 for a confidential discussion.
- Certain age groups, i.e. people over 70 years of age.
- Residents in aged care (including in-home aged care).
- People with a disability.
- First Nations communities.
If it is deemed a requirement of day-to-day business, please ensure your vaccination profile is up to date.
What support is there for students?
If you have questions or need advice, the iconnect team is here to support you on campus or via Zoom, or you can join the supportive UniSQ iconnect Facebook group.
The Wellness Team are also available to support you at this time with a range of resources.
Research students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Research School team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What support is there for staff?
Staff are encouraged to access the resources and information on health and wellbeing, including the specialist support services of the UniSQ Employee Assistance Program.
Additional supporting resources, including leave options and managing work and child supervision, are available.
Staff can contact People Portfolio at email@example.com with any questions.
Does the University still have COVID Safe Plan?
Yes. Staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the UniSQ COVID Safe Plan to ensure UniSQ remains a COVID-safe educational institution and workplace. Contractors and visitors can email UniSQ Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the plan.
The COVID Safe Plan is adopted from National Safe Work Australia Principles, Queensland Health Directives and Queensland Work, Health and Safety Act obligations. The Plan details a broad campus wide approach aligned with sector guidance and benchmarks. Includes:
- Queensland Government COVID Safe Checklist.
- Safety risk management obligations.
- Overarching risk reduction principles.
- COVID Safe Guidelines for facilities and activities.
For any queries please reach out to UniSQ Safety.