17 March 2020

The health and safety of all our staff and students is paramount at the University of South Australia.

UniSA is working diligently with local and national health authorities to support the international effort to reduce the impact and spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to support our community in what is a challenging time.

If you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus. Stay at home and seek medical advice.  More information for students about what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms can be found here. More information for staff can be found here.

Latest Communication from Tom Steer, Chief Academic Services Officer, 22 November 2021, 10.44am

Key Information as at 15 November 2021

UniSA campuses, including the library, gym and retail outlets are open, with some changes to teaching delivery, facility accessibility and University services that have been put in place to minimise the risk and spread of COVID-19.

  • UniSA continuing and fixed term contract staff will be able to access two additional days of “wellness leave” between now and the end of March 2022. (This will be pro rata for part time staff.) This will recognise the flexibility and commitment of our staff through the challenges of the past two years.
  • The University will remain open as South Australia begins to open its borders from November 23, 2021.
  • From Monday, November 22, 2021, to Monday, January 31, 2022, UniSA staff who are able to conduct their duties from home and have the formal approval of their line manager to do so, may choose to work from home. Staff who choose to and are approved to work from home will need to complete the necessary documentation before beginning their work from home arrangements.
  • In line with the South Australian COVID-19 Emergency Directions, any healthcare worker, including students on placement, must have evidence of at least the first dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by November 1 2021 (unless there is a medical exemption) in order to enter a health setting.
  • While our campuses will be open to staff and students, some teaching will continue online. Program Directors and Course Coordinators will communicate with students about any specific local arrangements.
  • Swipe card access will be required for all University buildings, including libraries and student spaces.
  • The State Government has made masks mandatory in some environments and strongly recommends the use of masks in others, including shared indoor public spaces. Please see SA Health’s website for specific advice about where masks are mandatory and recommended.
  • All staff and students are required to have a mask with them when attending campus and University facilities. A limited number of masks are available from Campus Central and Security offices in the event some staff or students do not have their own with them. 
  • There are exemptions, such as in the case of teaching, eating/drinking, for health reasons and in office environments where staff are not engaging with the public.  This detail is outlined in our FAQs and the SA Health website. 
  • Student placements have resumed in line with the arrangements put in place by placement providers.
  • MOD., The Hawke Gallery, Samstag, Planetarium, and Architecture Museum are open.
  • The University Medical Clinic and Child Care Centre remain open.
  • For staff who are required to attend campus to fulfil their roles, swipe card access will still be required for all university buildings to limit access to members of the public and enable tracking of the movements of individuals in the event this becomes necessary.
  • Staff directed to quarantine or self-isolate by health authorities must register their absence with their line manager and through the myHR system. 

If you need help:

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Key Contacts


If you are feeling anxious or stressed and need support, please visit our Student Support Services

UniSA Health Medical Clinics at City West and City East can provide medical advice on 1300 172 996 or by making an appointment

For study questions related to your program, including questions about exams, please contact askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

International Students needing more information from the Australian Government can contact international.students@dese.gov.au and
1300 981 621 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)


For questions about upcoming travel, contact the UniSA Travel Team on 83026430

All other staff concerns related to COVID-19 can be directed to People Talent and Culture

UniSA Health Medical Clinics at City West and City East can provide medical advice on 1300 172 996 or by making an appointment

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for all staff, their immediate families and HDR Candidates, call 1300 277 924 for advice on the service delivery method

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