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20 July, 9.25am

All staff email from Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor and President

Dear Colleagues

Welcome back to campus! As we gear up for the arrival of the majority of our students from next week onwards, I wanted to send you this note and to remind you of a few COVID19 related considerations that we will all need to be aware of to ensure our return to face to face activities goes as smoothly and as safely as possible.

We’ve collectively done an outstanding job in working offsite and online and I’m sure we will transition back to classroom-based activities without a hitch as we continue to deliver for our students and partners. As you probably know, lectures will be delivered online for the rest of 2020, but our seminars, tutorials, labs, practicums, workshops etc are all returning to ‘normal’ from next week. Our on-campus research activities will similarly be continuing as normal. We’ll have ample supply of hand sanitiser available and all appropriate physical distancing protocols in place – and all of our university facilities will be open and operating.

There are of course behavioural requirements as we work to minimise the potential for a resurgence of COVID19 in our community. We are asking that all staff and students would download and activate both the UniSA SafeZone app and the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app on their phones while on the campus – to assist in any instance requiring a track and trace response. Travel restrictions remain in place, including the university’s own requirements regarding travel – both domestically and internationally. 

The latest information and resources on how we are managing our operations during this period, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available here.

It’ll be really wonderful to see vibrancy return to our facilities in the coming weeks, to reconnect with one another and to our students, but eager as we are for this next step, most importantly – if you’re feeling unwell at all, act responsibly, please do stay home and seek out medical advice – don’t come onto the campus and risk the health and well-being of others.

UniSA communications to staff and students 
(These updates are organised chronologically – with the most recent information first)

Stay updated

Ensure you stay updated with the University’s response to the novel coronavirus by doing the following:

  1. Check your emails regularly – this is the University’s main source of communication.
  2. Download the UniSA App and turn on your push notifications! (students only)
  3. Refer to this page regularly to keep up to date on any changes and developments.
  4. Follow the University’s social media pages for key updates.

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