With the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases and case locations identified within our communities, NSW Health has issued new health advice for people in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, including Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.
From 4pm today, Tuesday 22 June to 12:01am Wednesday 30 June 2021, students and visitors to UOW’s Wollongong, Sydney CBD, Southern Sydney or South Western Sydney campuses must wear a face mask when in public indoor areas such as:
- an on-campus teaching room,
- a student service counter such as Student Central,
- the UOW Wollongong Library,
- waiting for or using public transport (including taxis and rideshare services),
- supermarkets, food courts, post offices, bank branches, hairdressers, beauty salons, places of public worship and entertainment spaces like the UniBar.
Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable masks when visiting our Wollongong, Sydney CBD, Southern Sydney or South Western Sydney campuses. Also, please remember that wearing a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing. Masks are a "fourth line of defence" after staying home if unwell and getting tested, maintaining social distancing and good hand hygiene.
Check the latest list of case locations and alerts:
Anyone who attended any of these venues during the times and dates listed is considered a close or casual contact and must immediately follow the health advice listed against the relevant venue. This includes getting tested, even if you have no symptoms, and self-isolating for 14 days from the date you were last at the venue.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com