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 contact your local business partner as soon as possible:

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

To ensure the University can provide appropriate advice and support to staff swiftly, and ensure we meet our obligations as an employer, it is important for staff to follow this Protocol so accurate records of any COVID-19  related absences can be monitored and maintained.

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, if they have not already done so.

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

  • Their name and position
  • The date of confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19
  • The date at which they commenced self-isolation (if this has occurred); and
  • Their current location/circumstances.

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All staff are required to follow this Protocol to ensure we provide as safe as possible an environment for our University community and maintain the health and wellbeing of our University community. 

If you're at all concerned, information on the mental health and wellbeing support available to you can be found via this link.