NSW Health recently issued new health advice for people in Wollongong and Shellharbour. From 4pm Sunday 20 June to 12.01am on Thursday 24 June 2021, you must wear a face mask when:
- using public transport (including taxis and rideshare services), and
- waiting for public transport (like at a bus stop or train station).
If you are in certain areas of Sydney, you must also wear a face mask when waiting for or using public transport, and also when you are indoors at:
- a hospitality venue (except for when you are eating or drinking),
- retail stores (including supermarkets) and theatres, and
- residential aged care and disability care facilities.
Check the latest list of case locations and alerts, including Wollongong and Shellharbour:
Anyone who attended any of these venues during the times and dates listed is considered a close contact and must immediately follow the health advice listed against the relevant venue. This includes:
If you have been to any of these venues, please do not visit a UOW campus for any reason, whether it be to attend a class, an on-campus exam or to study. This also applies to those who have been partially or fully vaccinated.
If you are required to self-isolate and have an on-campus exam:
If you are required to self-isolate and have an on-campus exam scheduled during that period, do not attend your on-campus exam. Instead, contact Student Service on +61 2 4221 3927 (9 am – 5 pm AEST, Monday – Friday) or email email@example.com for advice on how to apply for alternate assessment arrangements.
Staying COVID-Safe on campus
For students attending campus, please follow these COVID-Safe rules:
- Stay home if you’re unwell, get a COVID-19 test and follow medical advice.
- Maintain 1.5m physical distancing from others where possible. Otherwise, it is recommended to wear a face mask if this cannot be achieved.
- Make use of the hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipe stations installed around UOW campuses.
- Continue to check-in using QR codes and follow occupancy limits.
Students are also encouraged to find out when and where they can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, book an appointment if eligible, or register interest. Check your eligibility here.
Support services are available:
We appreciate this may be a challenging time and encourage students to seek support through UOW Support Services if needed.
Stay up to date with the latest news:
Students should continue to stay up to date with this information and any further updates via the NSW Health website, and/or their social media accounts (Twitter: @NSWHealth; Facebook: @NewSouthWalesHealth).
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Service on +61 4221 3927 or firstname.lastname@example.org