COVID Safe Response Roadmap

COVID Safe Campus Plan

In line with Government regulations the University is continuing to operate all campuses in a reduced capacity to ensure the risk posed by COVID-19 is minimised. The University has also implemented a range of control measures summarised in the COVID Safe Response Map above to ensure the ongoing safety of staff, students and the University community.

The University will continue to monitor COVID 19 restrictions closely, as well as working with government emergency response agencies to develop response plans to any changes to government regulations.

Detailed information on the University’s current COVID restrictions can be found below:

Staff

The multi-phased plan to return staff to all campuses begun on the 1st of July and was completed on the 2nd of September. All faculty’s and directorates are now working on campus in line with the University COVID Safe Plan and individual work group risk assessments. Distributed working models may need to be maintained to ensure social distancing.

The University will continue to monitor COVID 19 restrictions closely, as well as working with government emergency response agencies to develop response plans to any changes to government regulations. Response actions to changes in restrictions will be communicated to all effected staff.

Working from home should be approved on a case by case basis by supervisors’ with special consideration given to staff:

  • From notified vulnerable groups;
  • Who have underlying health issues;
  • That are following a government directive to self-isolate;

Travel restricted in line with government regulations.

For further information please click here or email returntocampus@une.edu.au

Students

Students have been welcomed back to campus in line with government regulations and social distancing, however they will continued to be supported through online teaching modality and examinations in trimester 2 with mandatory and deferred intensive schools in trimester 3 to be confirmed in line with government regulations in the near future.

Access to UNE Sydney, Tamworth, Taree and outreach centres can be found here.

For further information please click here or email returntocampus@une.edu.au

Research

Research has resumed on campus in line with government regulations and social distancing as well as COVID safe practices. COVID-19 restrictions may limit access to or availability of some facilities / services.

All HDR's have been given access to campus by the 2nd of September, if social distancing can be maintained.

For further information please click here or email returntocampus@une.edu.au

Teaching and Learning

Trimester 2 teaching and exams to remain online.  Mandatory intensives rescheduled to a date to be confirmed, with the only face-to-face teaching undertaken where it cannot be delivered in any other way and is necessary for student academic progression. COVID Safe controls and strict social distancing to apply.

Scheduled teaching and exams for trimester 3 to be confirmed in line with government regulations.

Face-to-face teaching in trimester 3 for mandatory and deferred intensive schools to be confirmed in line with government regulations.

Campus Operations

Free car parking across campus will remain until 2021. Building access is currently restricted by card access with information on the buildings open for study located here or email returntocampus@une.edu.au

All campuses are operating in line with the University’s COVID Safe Plan and events are being managed in line with government regulation.

Residential

The UNE Residential System is open to accommodate a reduced number of residents under Stage 2 COVID-19 Safe conditions.  Whilst normal capacity across the colleges is over 1700 rooms, the reduced COVID-19 Safe Stage 2 capacity has dropped to 1000.

Priority is given to those residents who need to be in Armidale for placements, on campus for practicals or those experiencing significant hardship in their current living conditions either through poor connectivity or difficult living environment.

For more information click here.

On Campus Retail and Sport

All retail outlets and sport and recreation facilities are open in line with government regulations. For more information please click here.