Flinders University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are aligning our actions with advice from the Australian Government. This page will be updated to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.
South Australia has imposed one week of pre-emptive restrictions from midnight on June 28 in response to clusters in other states and territories.
Details of the restrictions can be found on the SA Health website. Some of the changes could affect our students and staff including
- The reintroduction of masks in high-risk settings of residential aged care facilities and hospitals. Masks are strongly recommended when using public transport.
- Licenced premises now have density restrictions of one person per two square metres, no shared food, and seated consumption indoors.
- People are strongly urged to strictly use QR codes where they are present on university premises and elsewhere.
- Anyone eligible to be vaccinated is strongly urged to do so.
The Northern Territory has extended its greater Darwin lockdown until 1pm on Friday 2 July. Additional details for our students and staff in the top end can be found at the NT Health website.
Wherever you may be please follow scrupulous hand hygiene, observe strict use of QR codes and if feeling unwell get COVID tested and stay at home.
Exam information for students
This week’s exams will continue to take place and room layouts will be reviewed to appropriate physical distancing and room density is maintained.
Student should check their emails prior to exam attendance in case additional locations are needed at short notice to ensure physical distancing is observed.
Students who wish to wear masks can do so, although these are not mandatory.
All students are strongly urged to maintain scrupulous hand hygiene.
Should anyone feel unwell, they must not attend and should immediately get a covid test.
COVID-19 Vaccination – information for students
The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out in phases across Australia and we strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated once 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 who is eligible for Phase 1b, which commenced on Monday, 22 March.