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 and are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even if the symptoms are mild, you should not attend work or other public places including schools and university campuses, notify your line manager/supervisor and remain at home while you wait for your test results.

More information for students about what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.

The COVID-19 Support for Staff site outlines the staff reporting requirements for close contacts and positive cases and information on the support resources available.  

Staff Comms from Mark Gladigau, Acting Executive Director, People, Talent and Culture, 17th October 2022

Key Information as at 14 October 2022

UniSA remains open for business for our teaching, research, support and administrative functions.

  • The wearing of masks is a personal choice. Masks are still required in some areas such as University health related settings. This is in line with advice from SA Health.
  • Facemasks are available for  staff and students from Campus Central  and FM Assist.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please refer to the SA Health website for information on the current requirements and support available to you.
  • Students affected by COVID-19 will be supported in the same way that you would if experiencing any occurrence of personal illness.
  • Staff members who test positive or are deemed a close contact are also required to notify their line manager, follow the Protocol for Reporting and Management of Staff impacted by COVID-19 and if needed report their absence via the myHR system.
  • If you are a UniSA staff member who is COVID-19 positive, whether you are symptomatic, or asymptomatic, you are entitled to use your sick leave. If you choose not to utilise your sick leave and wish to work remotely, you can continue to do with support of your line manager.
  • If you are a staff member who is caring for someone who is COVID-19 positive, you can use carer’s leave or family responsibility leave.
  • UniSA staff members do not need to book leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster, or a COVID-19 test. Simply inform your line manager, who will be as accommodating as possible.
  • Staff are expected to work on campus for at least 60% of their working hours. Where you can carry out your duties remotely or from home, have the appropriate line management approvals in place and should choose to do so, you have the flexibility to work remotely for up to 40% of your working hours. In all instances, you are encouraged to discuss your personal circumstances with your line manager.
  • We will continue to review these measures and provide further information based on state health advice.

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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