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COVID-19 response

COVID-19 status

Greater Sydney lockdown extended. Due to continuing high levels of community transmission the stay-at-home orders applying to Greater Sydney have been extended until 30 September 2021.

Shellharbour now ‘regional’. The Shellharbour Local Government Area has been excluded from ‘Greater Sydney’ for the purposes of these public health orders. Shellharbour is now considered a regional area.

NSW South Coast regional lockdown. The stay-at-home restrictions applying to the NSW South Coast have been extended to 10 September 2021.

Masks... always. Masks must be worn at all times when outdoors unless exercising, but must still be carried. 

Additional restrictions in selected areas. Residents in Local Government Areas of concern must now comply with additional restrictions including curfews, retail restrictions and exercise time limits. See the NSW Health website for details.

Changes to exercise rules in some areas. Groups of up to five fully vaccinated people who live outside of the local government areas of concern can gather outdoors within their local government area or 5km from home from 12.01am on 13 September. This limit includes children.

Stay up to date. For the latest NSW Government update, visit the NSW Health website 


Wollongong Campus

  • Wollongong Campus remains open, with most buildings in secure mode. Access is via swipe card.
  • These campuses remain open but secure. Access is via swipe card.
  • Check this page for updates on campus access and operations after the current regional stay-at-home orders applying to NSW South Coast regional areas expire.
  • Wollongong Campus Library is accessible with capacity limits in force.
  • Staff and students can still attend campus for work or education only if not reasonable to do so at home. 

Bega, Batemans BaySouthern Highlands, & Shoalhaven campuses

  • These campuses remain open but secure. Access is via swipe card.
  • Check this page for updates on campus access and operations after the current regional stay-at-home orders applying to NSW South Coast regional areas expire.
  • Operations at all these campuses will be re-assessed should their Local Government Area (LGA) become an area of concern.
  • For full details related to regional NSW please visit the NSW Health website.

Sydney CBDSouth Western Sydney and Southern Sydney campuses

  • These campuses remain closed.
  • For details of restrictions applying to local government areas of concern in South Western Sydney, please visit the NSW Health website

Visiting campus safely

If you need to attend one of these campuses for work, please:

  • only attend if feeling well and not awaiting a test result
  • wear a mask at all times
  • wash or disinfect your hands regularly
  • stay more than 1.5metres away from other people
  • disinfect any shared surfaces or equipment
  • carry your swipe card for building access
  • check-in using the Service NSW QR codes when entering an indoor area.

Please continue to check this list of case locations, exposure venues and public transport routes. If you attended a venue during the times and dates listed, you must immediately follow the health advice listed against the relevant venue and do not visit a UOW campus for any reason

Travelling between regions or LGAs

  • Students or staff visiting Greater Sydney (including Wollongong) from outside the region should check NSW Health website for information on reasonable excuses, permits or stay-at-home rules that may apply when returning to your Local Government Area (LGA). 

Course delivery

  • We are continuing online delivery for the remainder of Semester 2 and Trimester 3. 
  • Some limited exemptions are being arranged for some practical course components.
  • Affected students will be contacted directly about course delivery arrangements.
  • For offshore students unable to travel to Australia due to international travel restrictions, online delivery will continue to be offered, where possible.

Care & Support

  • Please continue to check in with family, friends and colleagues during this lockdown.
  • Check out the four steps outlined by RUOK?
  • Students are encouraged to seek assistance through UOW’s Support Services as needed.
  • For staff and their family members, support is available is available 24/7 via LifeWorks by calling 1300 361 008.  

Current as of 26 August 2021

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