The University must safeguard, to a reasonably practicable level, the health and safety of students, workers and other stakeholders on campus. This includes having measures in place to eliminate or manage the risks arising from COVID-19.
Safe Work Australia has introduced new regulations regarding COVID-19 which the University must comply with to manage COVID-19 risks.
The new Regulations outlined in the National COVID-19 safe workplace principles require organisations to manage the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace, with the key requirement stating that a business must have implemented a COVIDSafety Plan. This plan should detail the measures taken by the business to reduce and control the risks posed by COVID-19 in the workplace.
Staff can access the University’s COVIDSafe Plan here.
This plan is underpinned by the following general principles:
- Practicing good hygiene
- Ensuring social distancing and room occupancy limitation
- Do not attend campus if you are unwell
- Protect others and the most vulnerable
- Aligning to the restrictions and guidelines of the NSW and Federal Government
The University’s COVIDSafe workplace social distancing guidelines to assess your workplace can be accessed here.
If you have assessed your workplace for social distancing requirements and you require further assistance please click here to request the support of the COVIDSafe Assessment Team.
COVIDSafe posters for your workplace can be accessed here.
For information on cleaning schedules, inclusions and where you can access COVIDSafe amenities on campus that receive regular COVID cleaning then please click here. To view the COVIDSafe Amenities map please click here.
Information on the University’s COVID positive guidelines can be found here.
If you are a staff member who requires support, UNE offers a free, confidential counselling service through Centacare, the Employee Assistance Program.
Please send any feedback on the return the campus plan to the Return to Campus Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.