COVID-19 Support for Staff

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At UniSA the safety and wellbeing of our staff, students, and wider University community continues to be our highest priority. 

As we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19, we've provided a number of online resources to support you, including employment principles to assist staff understanding the implications of COVID-19 for their working arrangements, a set of staff FAQs, and a Reporting Protocol for staff who are impacted by the virus so we can ensure they receive appropriate advice and support as soon as possible.  

Please check in regularly to the COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 FAQs for Staff pages for the latest information as they are reviewed frequently and provide important details about the University’s management of this changing situation.

The University will continue to respond to new information as it comes to hand to ensure we are following all Department of HealthSA Health, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and Safe Work Australia guidelines.

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

 

Latest News

Tuesday 3 May 2022

As South Australia’s COVID-19 directions are progressively amended in response to COVID, the University will continue to follow the government advice and adapt our practices as appropriate, to manage COVID-19 in accordance with all applicable health regulations and advice.

Close Contacts

The SA Government have determined that close contacts are no longer required to complete a mandatory quarantine period. This took effect from 12:01am on Saturday April 30 2022. If you are identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19 we recommend that, where possible and with the approval of your line manager, you work from home for the required 7 day testing period. If you are unable to work from home due to the nature of your work or personal circumstances you must follow SA Health guidelines, including wear a mask at all times outside of the home (including on campus) and avoid high risk settings and non-essential gatherings. If you begin to feel unwell and are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 please do not attend campus and follow SA Health advice.

COVID Reporting Requirements

From Tuesday 3 May 2022, a Hazard Report no longer needs to be lodged via the University’s Online Hazard and Incident Reporting System for staff members or students who have been in contact with people on campus, or related to UniSA work or study, in the 7 calendar days preceding a positive test result. Any potential close contacts should be notified at the local Unit level by the staff member and/or their line manager/supervisor.

Details of close contacts and positive cases must still be reported to PTC@unisa.edu.au as per the Protocol for Reporting and Management of Staff impacted by COVID-19 to allow the University to monitor the effect of COVID on our community and ensure that the health and wellbeing of our staff can be supported.

 

Thursday 14 April

From 12:01 am Friday 15 April the wearing of masks in (general) indoor shared spaces on our campuses will no longer be mandatory.

Please note that mask wearing will still be mandatory in certain university settings, predominantly in health service domains, until further notice. Local area notifications will provide advice in such circumstances.

 

Tuesday 16 March 2022

In light of recent SA Health changes to restrictions and requirements for quarantining and isolation for both positive COVID cases and close contacts, our requirements have been revised to align with SA Health guidance. Once staff have met the isolation or quarantine requirements stipulated by SA Health they will be able to return to campus. The requirement to remain away from campus up to 14 days (10 working days) no longer applies with immediate effect.

 

Friday 4 February 2022

From Monday 14th February, our flexible work provision is being adjusted to up to 40%.

Our expectation is that staff will physically present for 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 you choose to do so, you will still have the flexibility to work remotely, for up to 40% of your working hours. In all instances, you should discuss your personal circumstances with your line manager.

Further information is available in the COVID-19 FAQs for staff.

 

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