COVID-19 Support for Staff


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 FAQs for staff who are impacted by the virus so we can ensure they receive appropriate advice and support as soon as possible.  

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 further information or support that would be helpful to you, please let us know via the PTC Enquiry Form.


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Latest News

Monday 13 February

With SA Health’s COVID case updates showing a considerable decrease of cases in the SA community, we are pleased to announce that staff are no longer required to report instances of close contact or positive COVID cases to the University.

We encourage you to continue to follow all recommended safety measures, including practicing good hand hygiene and staying home if you are feeling unwell, and to follow SA Health’s recommendations for testing and positive case results.

For further advice and/or information on the current SA Government restrictions and mandates, please visit SA Health’s COVID-19 Health Information website and refer to the University’s COVID-19 Support for Staff website or contact People Central.

You have done an incredible job keeping each other safe throughout the pandemic and the University will continue to monitor SA Health’s data and health advice and will provide updates as required.

Key Information

As at 13 February 2023

UniSA remains open for business for our teaching, research, support and administrative functions.

  • The wearing of masks is a personal choice. Masks are still required in some areas such as University health related settings. This is in line with advice from SA Health.
  • Facemasks are available for  staff and students from Campus Central  and FM Assist.
  • Staff are no longer required to report instances of close contact or positive COVID cases to the University. If you test positive for COVID-19, please refer to the SA Health website for information on the current requirements and support available to you..
  • If you are a UniSA staff member who is COVID-19 positive, whether you are symptomatic, or asymptomatic, you are entitled to use your sick leave. If you choose not to utilise your sick leave and wish to work remotely, you can continue to do with support of your line manager.
  • If you are a staff member who is caring for someone who is COVID-19 positive, you can use carer’s leave or family responsibility leave.
  • In all cases, COVID19 vaccination is strongly encouraged. The University will support you having the time to attend a vaccination appointment, including boosters, or COVID test during work time, including reasonable travel 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.
  • Where staff can carry out their duties remotely or from home, have the appropriate line management approvals in place and should choose to do so, staff may have the flexibility to work remotely for up to 40% of their working hours. All working from home/remote working arrangements require the formal approval of your line manager/supervisor and must be recorded via the lodgment of the Working from Home Arrangement form (WHS52)

Key Contacts

If you need help:

  • AskPTCIT Helpdesk and Ask the Library services are available.
  • For questions about upcoming travel, contact the UniSA Travel Team on 83026430
  • The Employee Assistance Program is available for all staff, their immediate families and HDR Candidates, call 1300 277 924 for information..
  • If you need urgent mental health support, please contact the Out-of-Hours Crisis Line on 1300 107 441 or via text on 0488 884 163.
  • UniSA Health Medical Clinics at City West and City East can provide medical advice on 1300 172 996 or by making an appointment.

All other staff concerns related to COVID-19 can be directed to People Talent and Culture