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 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 17 October

As part of the ongoing management of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Cabinet and SA Government recently reviewed COVID-19 restrictions and mandates.  From 14 October 2022, staff who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to isolate, and the University strongly encourages those staff to take the following steps consistent with SA Health advice, to help protect our community:

  1. Stay home until acute symptoms have cleared (usually 5 to 7 days).
  2. Wear a mask when in indoor places or on public transport if you must leave your home.
  3. Advise your line manager/supervisor you have tested positive and discuss what options are available to you (eg work from home, accessing leave if you are unwell and not able to work).
  4. Avoid large gatherings and crowded places.
  5. Not visit people at high risk of severe illness, or anyone in a hospital, aged care, or disability care facility for at least 7 days.

The University’s COVID reporting requirements remain in effect for notification of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts, and we ask all members of the University community to continue to practice physical distancing, hand and sneeze/cough hygiene.  Wearing of masks is a personal choice, noting that SA Health advice is that mask wearing is an effective method for the reduction of transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses and contribute to the protection of members of our University community.  Please note that certain university activities and settings (e.g. health settings) do require mask wearing under ongoing public health mandates.

The COVID-19 FAQs for Staff have been updated to reflect the current requirements. If you have any further questions, you may refer to the University’s COVID-19 Support for Staff website or contact People Central.

 

 

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