Reporting COVID-19 Related Absences

To support our commitment to maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of our University community, it is essential staff are aware of the requirements with regard to reporting COVID-19 related absences. To ensure the University can provide appropriate advice and support to staff swiftly, and ensure we meet our obligations as an employer, a Protocol for responding to staff COVID-19  related absences has been developed outlining the University’s principles and approach to supporting staff impacted by COVID-19, including confirmed cases of staff contracting the virus.   

In the context of the advice and guidelines provided by the Federal and State Government, the following scenarios will initiate this protocol, determining the approach for responding to and supporting staff:

  1. Staff travelling/returning from overseas or interstate and required to self-isolate;
  2. Staff who have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 case (close contact);
  3. A staff member confirmed as having contracted COVID-19 (confirmed case); and
  4. A staff member feeling generally unwell (unwell).

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 

If any of the above scenarios apply to you, or are notified to you by a colleague, direct report or other staff member, please contact PTC@unisa.edu.au immediately. 

All staff are required to follow this Protocol to ensure we provide as safe as possible an environment for our University community and maintain the health and wellbeing of our University community. 

If you're at all concerned, information on the mental health and wellbeing support available to you can be found via this link.