20 July 2021
Flinders University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are aligning our actions with advice from the South Australian Government. This page will be updated to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.
Latest information about COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the SA Health website.
On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the South Australian Government announced a 7-day lockdown for the state in response to the detection of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Adelaide.
Points to note:
- Flinders University will be physically closed from 6pm Tuesday 20 July, with only essential activities continuing after this time.
- All classes will be moved into an online format until further notice. Any that cannot be moved online will be rescheduled. Semester two will begin under these restriction:
- Check FLO as Topic Coordinators will update you on how your classes are being managed.
- All deferred and supplementary exams will be moved online. Any that are not able to be moved online will be rescheduled.
- Examination Services will contact all students sitting exams via email.
- Orientation activities will move online, any that can’t be transitioned will regretfully be cancelled.
- Flinders University Sport & Fitness and Oasis will be closed until further notice.
- The lockdown means the on-campus health service is closed
- For medical emergencies please call 000.
- Flinders Medical Centre provide 24/7 emergency medical care through the Emergency Department.
- The Marion Domain Medical Centre is open daily and can be contacted on 8375 7000.
- If you require a home visit after hours please call National Home Doctor Service on 137 425.
The telephone counselling service remains available.
- People are advised to wear masks and are strongly urged to strictly use QR codes when they leave their homes for essential reasons.
- Anyone eligible to be vaccinated is strongly urged to do so.
- Please follow thorough hand hygiene, and if feeling unwell get COVID tested and stay at home.
Work Placement information for students
Please check FLO for latest updates in relation to Work Integrated Learning.
Flinders University highly recommends students undertaking placements in health, residential aged, or disability care settings receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
With the continuing presence of COVID-19 within the Australian community, the government and health care providers are constantly reviewing their vaccination requirements and this is relevant for both staff and students.
On the 28 June 2021 the National Cabinet mandated that everyone working residential aged care, including students, must receive at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by mid-September 2021.
Some health placement host organisations have responded by mandating all students entering their facility must be fully vaccinated with immediate notice. Others are reviewing their vaccination requirements and we anticipate more such decisions in the coming weeks and months.
Students undertaking placements in health, aged or disability care facilities are currently eligible to receive a Pfizer vaccine, no matter their age.
We strongly urge students in health, aged and disability disciplines to get vaccinated as early as possible as we can’t guarantee you will be able to start, or complete, your placement if requirements change and you’re not vaccinated.
To book an appointment please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination website https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and secure the earliest suitable vaccination time. Ensure you take your University letter stating you meet the eligibility requirements.
Noting host organisations will need evidence of your vaccination status remember to lodge your vaccination certificates onto InPlace. Your college Work Integrated Learning Team can provide any support you may need.
Flinders International Student Services team will continue to provide services to International Student either here onshore or offshore in your home country, via AskFlinders@flinders.edu.au , through the Jabber Guest App and by phone.
Appointment can still be booked with an international student advisor, and consultations can conducted by phone, MSTeams, Zoom or FLO Collaborate.
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COVID-19 Vaccination – information for students
We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they have the opportunity to do so.
While the rollout of vaccines is positive, it is not a quick fix so it is still important to continue to practice good hygiene, practice physical distancing, and get tested and stay home when you’re unwell, particularly if you’re showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
Visit the SA Health website or the Department of Health website to find out more information on the vaccine and eligibility.
Higher Degree students
Additional information for Higher Degree students