Victoria has seen increased COVID-19 activity over the last few days and will enter lockdown from 11:59 pm tonight (27 May).
As a result, the NSW Government has implemented restrictions on people travelling to NSW from Greater Melbourne or the City of Greater Bendigo. The list of affected areas is outlined in the NSW Health COVID-19 concerns notice, and affects anyone:
- entering NSW on or after 6 am Wednesday 12 May who has been in Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days
- entering NSW on or after 12.01 am 22 May 2021 who has been in the City of Greater Bendigo in the previous 14 days
- who has entered NSW and has been in Greater Melbourne or the City of Greater Bendigo at a place of high concern (close contact venue or casual contact venue).
If you have been to an area of concern in the past 14 days:
- You must complete a travel declaration within 24 hours immediately before you enter NSW, or on entry
- After you enter you must immediately travel to your place of residence
- Stay at your residence unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave, such as getting food, going to school or childcare, or exercising outdoors. You should stay at your residence until it has been 14 days since you visited the area of concern
NSW residents are being urged to avoid upcoming unnecessary travel to Victoria while the concerns notice is in place.
Support for self-isolation
If you are required to self-isolate but do not have suitable living arrangements to do so, we have options for you to stay in UOW accommodation for the duration of your self-isolation. This will incur a weekly fee amount of $150.00 (for those students not currently living in a UOW residence). Our accommodation staff will be able to provide you with assistance and support during this period. To enquire about this option, please contact Student Services on +61 4221 3927.
If you develop cold and flu-like symptoms, you should get tested as soon as possible. You can find a list of COVID-19 clinics on the NSW Health website.
Student Support Services
We appreciate this is a challenging time and encourage students to seek support through UOW Support Services if needed.
Stay up to date
To stay up to date, we recommend you regularly visit the NSW Health website. UOW will also continue to monitor guidance from authorities to ensure a safe environment across all UOW campuses.
We encourage students to stay safe and continue to follow physical distancing and other COVID safe practices while on campus.