COVID-19 Support for Staff


At UniSA the safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and wider University community is our highest priority. As we have transitioned the vast majority of our teaching and learning online, with essential staff maintaining our campus-based services supporting research and other critical activities, we’re working in a way few of us could have anticipated. It’s an extraordinary achievement thanks to the commitment, professionalism and flexibility of our staff.

As we establish new ways of working and new routines in responding to COVID-19, we have developed a set of online resources to support all staff transitioning to new arrangements. We have developed a set of employment principles to assist staff understanding the implications of the current situation, including introducing a new exceptional special leave with pay provision and a new reporting Protocol for staff impacted by the virus so we can ensure staff receive appropriate advice and support as soon as possible.  Protocol for staff to use if a student advises they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 has also been developed.

We also want to support you remaining productive and connected, with additional support for your wellbeing during this period. These resources include online learning and development options, social connection tools, team resources and health and wellbeing programs to help us maintain our collegiality and strong sense of community. 

Please check in regularly to the COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 FAQs for Staff pages. They are updated frequently and provide important information about the University’s management of this evolving situation.

We remain committed to supporting the safety and wellbeing of our staff throughout this evolving situation. If there is anything else that would be helpful to you, please let us know by emailing

With warm regards and best wishes

Jane Booth
Executive Director: People, Talent & Culture

Latest News

4 September 2020

Restrictions have eased:

  • Weddings and funerals – 150 people allowed now
  • Crowds at football – 15,000 allowed now
  • Advice regarding being at work – “you should go back to work provided your employer has a business continuity plan in place”.
  • Bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs – 1 person per 2mSq (seated consumption rule remains in place)
  • Food and beverage consumption at bars is acceptable as long as there is no food preparation at the bar
  • Border communities – 40km limit either side of the border

Please check the Staff FAQs for more information.