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How to stay COVID safe on campus
Last updated: 4 April 2022
- Potential COVID-19 exposure sites: We will be regularly publishing a list of potential COVID-19 exposure sites at the University of Tasmania. These are times and locations where we know that someone who was COVID-19 positive was on campus.
- Positive case reporting: If you've tested positive for COVID-19 we ask that you complete this online form. It will support our management of COVID-19 and, as a result, the health and safety of our community.
- Mask requirements: Depending on levels of COVID-19 in the community, our mask settings will be red (mandated in all indoor settings), orange (mandated in certain higher risk indoor settings) or green (individual choice).
- Masks are strongly recommended in all indoor settings.
- They are mandatory in:
- College of Health and Medicine spaces (excluding Rozelle) because they remain subject to public health directions.
- Where 1.5m physical distancing cannot be maintained either because of the nature of the activity, for example, in classes with practicals that require close collaboration or because of the size of the room relative to the number of people in it. Signs will be posted on the doors of all teaching, research, meeting rooms and other shared rooms to help indicate whether masks are required based on occupancy levels.
- For gatherings where, if multiple people were to get COVID, it would impact the continuity of our university operations or critical functions, for example, a meeting of all the teaching staff for a particular discipline, a U-Connect team meeting, College or Divisional Leadership team meeting etc.
- Border restrictions: Tasmania’s borders have reopened. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information and the latest Public Health advice.
- Vaccination requirement update: From 15 January 2022, staff and anyone accessing University campuses and facilities, including students, will need to be fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption. See our COVID-19 Vaccination Guide below for details.
- International students: The University has recently updated information relating to plans for the return of international students to Tasmania. This information will be updated as it changes so please visit the page regularly.
- More vaccine requirements: For those covered by the Public Health direction regarding health care settings, which includes most staff and students in the College of Health and Medicine, you must be fully vaccinated by 8 January. See our updated FAQs for details.
Our COVID-19 Vaccination Guide
With borders reopening, the University has been carefully considering how we can minimise COVID-19 risk and keep people safe on our campuses. Following a risk assessment and a survey of staff and students, we have decided to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations across the University. From 15 January 2022, anyone coming on to campus will be required to be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.