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 the Vice Chancellor, 21 November 2020, 2.00pm

Student Hardship Fund (COVID-19) International Student Support Package (COVID-19)

Key Information as at 21 November 2020

  • The University is open for business from 9am on Monday 23 November.
  • We recommend that staff who can conduct their roles through remote working, do so, up until 9am on Monday 30 November. Staff may attend campus during this time to deliver functions - teaching, research and professional services in support of these functions - that can’t be delivered remotely.
  • Our libraries, gyms, pool and computer barns will all remain open for students and staff - with appropriate physical distancing constraints applied.
  • Any students or staff members who attend campus during this period must have the UniSA SafeZone app installed and must ‘check in’ via the app to register with campus security on arrival.
  • Teaching: As advised before the lockdown, UniSA has moved all face-to-face lectures online. The recent COVID advisories required UniSA to move tutorials, seminars and workshops to online delivery where possible, with an intention to resume required on-campus teaching from Monday 30 November, unless otherwise advised.
  • Students’ physical attendance and completion of timetabled practicums which cannot be delivered online will be facilitated on-campus for those who wish to attend. Requests for such activities will require formal approval and sign-off by the applicable Dean of Programs.
  • Placements: Students on placements may continue where the provider agrees to continuation of the placement and where the student can safely continue with their placement requirements.
  • Examinations will continue online to the timetable communicated by Student Academic Services on November 20.
  • Research activities: All research activities that can be conducted remotely should be enacted remotely. On-campus research activities may continue where research continuity plans, risk assessments and appropriate physical distancing measures have been put in place. Experimental Research Facilities will be open from noon on Monday 23 November.
  • All public events on campus remain cancelled until further notice.
  • MOD., the Samstag Museum, the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre & Library and the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery will remain closed to the public until 30 November.
  • Physical distancing requirements in computer barns, university library and all other facilities have now moved to a limit of one person per four square metres until advised otherwise.

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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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