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The University is following all guidelines related to the prevention of spread of COVID-19 as outlined by the Department of HealthSA Health and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.  All these agencies provide information regarding prevention of the spread of this virus.  

The University has been actively working with the help of the UniSA Medical Clinic to not only support the health of our University community, but also increase awareness of ways to prevent the spread of transmissible respiratory illnesses. We encourage all members of the University community to practise good hand hygiene and sneeze/cough hygiene, as this is the best defence against most viruses. This includes hand washing, using hand sanitiser and covering any coughs and sneezes and disposing of tissues in appropriate waste collection containers. 

The Department of Health has advised that face masks are not currently recommended for use by healthy members of the public for the prevention of infections like COVID-19. There are a number of resources on the Department of Health’s website including this general fact sheet.   

On 24 April 2020, National Cabinet agreed to the National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles. In accordance with these Principles, nationally-consistent work health and safety guidance on COVID-19 is being provided by Safe Work Australia, accessible to Australian workplaces to assist with managing health and safety risks posed by COVID-19.

By following the guidelines related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 we are making every effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, so that UniSA is as safe as possible an environment in which to study and work.

1. Health Advice

2. Impact on University Operations

3. Travel Advice

4. Working Flexibly

5. Leave and other employment matters

We have developed a set of COVID-19 Key Employment principles that will guide our thinking as we continue to monitor the current situation and ensure we are responding appropriately.  Our aim is to assist staff by providing clarity and certainty where we can on how we will manage a number of key activities going forward, that will enable us to maximise our efforts to keep staff engaged and working productively whilst contributing to minimising the spread of the virus.  These principles will be reviewed and evolve as we continue to navigate the current situation.

6. Staff Wellbeing

7. Advice to students

We have created a dedicated Student Support (COVID-19) website highlighting the resources available to support UniSA students with their learning and technology needs, financial support, as well as their health, safety and wellbeing.

8. Support Initiatives

9. Examinations and Assessment

10. Staff Returning to Campus