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

Monday 12 September 

With thanks to all staff members for their ongoing support and flexibility throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now adapting our requirements in line with the latest modelling and advice from SA Health:

  • Mask wearing is a personal choice whilst on campus, though staff members should be aware that certain University settings do still require mask wearing under ongoing public health mandates.
  • Face to face meetings, teaching and research activities may be conducted in person.
  • Staff, students and contractors should remain vigilant for any respiratory symptoms. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and remain away from campus until a negative test result is received and they are fully recovered.
  • Staff, students and contractors are asked to follow recommended hygiene practices, such as covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, and wiping down surfaces after use.
  • The University will continue to support flexible/remote working arrangements of up to 40% of a staff member’s employment fraction, subject to line manager/supervisor approval and completion of the required WHS forms.

The University strongly encourages booster COVID vaccinations for those staff members who are eligible.  Please remember these can be arranged during work time on the proviso that you have discussed it with your line manager before confirming the appointment and your absence will not disrupt the delivery of teaching or other key services.

COVID Reporting Requirements

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.

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.

 

 

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