COVID Reporting: Staff Requirements

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.

A Protocol for Reporting and Management of Staff impacted by COVID-19(315 KB) has been developed, which outlines the University’s principles and approach to supporting our staff, including confirmed cases of staff contracting the virus.  

If any of the scenarios below apply to you or a staff member who reports directly to you, please follow the directions outlined in this Protocol :

  1. A staff member is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  2. Staff travelling/returning from overseas or interstate who are advised they are required to self-isolate.
  3. Staff have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 case.
  4. A staff member is confirmed as having contracted COVID-19.

We appreciate that these situations may be concerning for you. Information on the mental health and wellbeing support available to you can be found via this link and if you have any questions please contact your local business partner.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19

If you or a staff member who reports directly to you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) you or the staff member must self-isolate immediately.

The following details should be emailed to as soon as possible:

  • The staff member’s name and position title
  • The date they received confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19
  • The date at which they commenced self-isolation

If the staff member has been in contact with people on campus or related to UniSA work or study in the preceding 7 calendar days, the staff member or their line manager/ supervisor should lodge a report via the University’s Online ‘Hazard and Incident Reporting System’ as follows:

  1. <Create a New Report>
  2. <Type of Report> from the dropdown box select, “Event” and then complete each section
  • Selecting “Event” provides the ability to record the names of any other individuals that may have been exposed to the confirmed case.

PTC will ensure the local PTC Business Partner/Senior People Consultant is advised and, as relevant, the WHS team and/or FMU services.