Coronavirus updates

We welcome you to join us on-campus with COVID safety at the heart of all study, research and engagement activities across our campuses.

If you have a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell, however mild, please do not come to campus.

Recent updates

Last updated: 19 October 2021

  • Masks must be worn by everyone in Southern Tasmania aged 12 and over when they are outside their home until 6pm Friday 22 October – this includes our campuses in the south of the State.
  • Vaccination requirement update: From 31 October, as a result of Public Health requirements, staff and students and anyone entering buildings where clinical activity or training is occurring will need to be vaccinated, have a vaccination booked, or have an exemption. See our updated FAQs 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.
  • Border restrictions: Advice on movements between states changes frequently and is updated as needed by the Tasmanian Director of Public Health. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information and the latest Public Health advice.

Supporting our international students

We look forward to welcoming international students back to our campuses and recognise the positive social, cultural and economic contribution they make to our communities across Tasmania.

We are working actively with the Tasmanian and Australian governments to support their safe return as soon as possible.

Learn more

If you are coming on campus

There are just a few simple steps to take to keep our community safe and ensure everyone continues to have a great uni experience.

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Information for students

With the coronavirus situation nation-wide changing rapidly, we're here to support you. We want to assure you that you'll be able to start, or continue, your study uninterrupted.

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Information for staff & HDR candidates

As we respond to COVID-19, each day comes with an evolving set of circumstances. Access information and resources to support your teaching, research and wellbeing.

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Coming on campus?

We are excited for you to enjoy all the learning, teaching and social activities that our campuses have to offer.

There are just a few simple steps to take to keep our community safe and ensure everyone continues to have a great uni experience.

View the booklet

Frequently asked questions

With the coronavirus situation nation-wide changing rapidly, we're here to support you and want to assure that you'll be able to start, or continue, your study uninterrupted.

Vaccination requirement and campus access information

Vaccines are not currently mandated by the University of Tasmania but Public Health requirements in both Tasmania (PDF) and New South Wales do impact some staff, students and facilities.

For Tasmania: From Sunday, 31 October 2021, an employee, volunteer or student completing placement or work experience is not permitted to enter the premises of a medical or health facility unless they:

  • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can be issued with a vaccination certificate;
  • have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and have made a booking to receive all other required doses as soon as reasonably possible;
  • have made a booking to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and will receive all required doses as soon as reasonably possible; or
  • is otherwise exempt from the Direction and wears an appropriate facial mask where required.

For NSW: Health staff and persons working in health settings must have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and their second by 30 November 2021. This includes students undertaking clinical placements. See NSW Heath for more information.

The Roadmap to Reopening NSW (PDF) outlines easing restrictions over the next few months. Please consult these for specifics. From 11 October travel restrictions and requirements for permits have been removed within Greater Sydney if you are fully vaccinated. From 80% vaccination rate (predicted to be 25 October) fully vaccinated people may move freely across NSW. Proof of vaccination or a valid exemption will be required to travel freely.

To ensure we are complying with the Direction and protecting our community, all staff, students, contractors and other persons entering the following facilities must meet the requirements outlined above by 31 October (Tas) and 30 September / 20 November (NSW):

Hobart:

  • Medical Science Precinct 1 and 2 (MS01 and MS02)
  • Advocate House (MS05)
  • Engineering Building at the Domain (DM02)
  • E-Block Clinical School Building (CB01)

Sandy Bay:

  • Old Commerce Building, which houses the psychology clinic (AX33)
  • Pharmacy Building (AR20)
  • Psychology levels of Social Sciences Building (AX17)

North-West:

  • Field Building at West Park in Burnie (WP02)
  • Rural Clinical School at the North West Regional Hospital (RC01)
  • Rural Clinical School at the Mersey Community Hospital (RC03)
  • Respect at the Mount St Vincent Aged Care Facility, Ulverstone

Launceston:

  • Launceston Clinical School at the Launceston General Hospital (LG02)

Newnham:

  • Nursing, Buildings M and N (AZ25 and AY23)
  • Health Science, Building C (BA25)
  • Hospital Simulation Centre, Building J (AX26)
  • Nursing/Centre for Rural Health, Building E (AY27)
  • Psychology, Building O (AX23)

NSW:

  • Rozelle campus
  • Professional Experience Placement: The NSW PEP Team (Sydney.placements@utas.edu.au) will provide you with a letter confirming your authorized worker status which must be carried at all times during placement. This letter can also be used to apply for an Authorised Worker Permit to leave a COVID LGA of concern.

As well as facilities, the Direction also applies to health care professions. Students enrolled in the courses listed below and studying face-to-face, and staff teaching, managing or administering those courses in a face-to-face capacity in any Tasmanian university facility, including Rozelle campus in NSW, will need to comply with the requirements:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Child and Family Health Specialisation)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Child and Family Health Specialisation)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
  • Master of Laboratory Medicine

If you study in or will enter any of the named locations above and/or have any face-to-face study in the courses listed above, you must provide evidence of the following to the University by 31 October:

You can provide this evidence through ServiceNow. Simply go to this form and follow the instructions.

If the Direction applies to you and you have not provided evidence that you meet the requirements, you will not be able to access the relevant buildings and spaces on campus.

Swipe card access to Tasmanian facilities will be linked to your having provided evidence of vaccination / intent, or exemption by 31 October.

The University will only collect and disclose information about your vaccination status as required to comply with the Direction. All information will be kept confidential in accordance with the University Privacy Policy.

Classes, facilities and services currently available on-campus

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

We're on campus for small classes, in line with physical distancing requirements.

Ensure you have read the additional vaccination requirements for some campus locations (listed above).

You need to go through a health screening station when you first come onto campus each day. This involves checking your temperature and swiping in with your Student ID Card.

Steps for coming on campus:

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

There are face-to-face classes (including tutorials but not lectures which are mostly online) for all students studying on campus.

COVID-safe plans are in place for all activities and we have a extensively tested outbreak management plan in place. So that we meet physical distancing requirements, we have secured additional teaching spaces in central Hobart and Launceston.

Physical distancing requirements are impacting how we can use our facilities. The 1.5m social distancing measures mean that even our largest lecture theatres and rooms can only hold a relatively small number of people at a time.

Below is a guide for on-campus learning and teaching activity for 2021:

ActivityDelivery
LecturesMostly online
TutorialsMostly face-to-face                                 
Seminars/workshopsFace-to-face
Internships/placementsFace-to-face
Practical/ClinicalFace-to-face
Field tripFace-to-face

How do I know if I can go on campus for a class?

Your timetable will indicate whether your class is on campus or online.

You will also be updated by your unit coordinators and in MyLO about any changes specific to your course.

Will my timetable change?

Check your timetables regularly and follow any instructions provided by your unit coordinator.

Check your University email regularly and stay in touch with your unit coordinators on MyLO.

I am new to the University. Where do I go?

If you are joining the University, we have moved our orientation offerings online to help support you in the transitions to university life.

Head to Starting at the university for your guide to starting uni with us.

What if there is another outbreak?

We have factored the chance of a COVID outbreak into our planning and procedures. COVID-safe plans are in place for all activities and we have a well-developed and extensively tested outbreak management plan in place.

View more details about our safety measures are available on our COVID Safe webpage.

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

All our campus libraries are open. Check our library opening hours.

The Library has group study rooms that you can book.

When you enter and exit the libraries (or buildings containing the libraries), swipe your Student or Staff ID card.

We're physically distancing (1.5 metres apart) where possible. Please stay at home if you're feeling unwell.

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

When you enter a café, you need to check in. This ensures contact tracing can be carried out in the case of a COVID outbreak.

On campus-café/retail hours are:

Sandy Bay

  • Hobart Coffee Roasters: 8am-3pm, weekdays in the kiosk next to Lazenby's
  • Lazenby's: Taco Taco and Belle's Burgers now open
  • Ciano’s Espresso Bar: 8am-4:30pm, weekdays on lower ground floor of the Centenary Building
  • Pepperz: 11am-7pm, everyday in the Accommodation precinct at the top of College Rd
  • Uni Bar: Open for events

Hunter St

  • (To be announced) - Food and coffee vans operating in the meantime

Newnham

  • Saltz (AMC):  7:30am-7pm Mon-Fri; 8am-7pm Sat-Sun
  • Loose Goose: 8am-3pm, weekdays, ground floor, TUSA Building

Cradle Coast

  • Cabin Coffee: 8:00am-3pm, Mon-Fri, Field Building in West Park

Other campus cafés and retail outlets are temporarily closed

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

Sports fields and indoor sports facilities are open and can be booked on the Sport website or in person at one of our Unigyms.

Unigym in Launceston and Hobart are open – view the fitness timetable on the Unigym website.

Please note, southern Tasmania has been placed in lockdown, effective from 6pm 15 October to 6pm 18 October. Visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

If you applied for an 'on-campus' course, enrol in on-campus units for your location.

Only enrol ‘off-campus’ if you:

  • Applied for a distance course,
  • Want to take a specific unit online, or
  • Are a domestic student and you’re unable to attend campus due to border restrictions.

Once border restrictions ease, please contact UConnect to discuss switching to an on-campus version of a unit.

Travelling to Australia (including Tasmania) to study

When can I come to Tasmania?

The Australian borders are currently closed to international travel. We recommend you regularly check the Department of Home Affairs website for any updates to the travel restrictions that apply to temporary visa holders, including international students.

You should apply for your student visa now so that you are ready to travel when the restrictions are lifted.

What is the University doing to bring students to Tasmania?

We are working closely and actively with the Tasmanian and Australian governments to support the safe return of international students.

Ultimate decision making regarding our country’s borders rests with the Australian Government. In August 2021, they released the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response (PDF).

The national plan is based around four phases, which are linked to the vaccination rates.

As Australia progresses through the phases, the plan allows for increasing numbers of international students to return. While the situation – and the plan – is subject to change, we expect to see a growing number of international students returning to Australia and Tasmania in 2022.

Australia is currently in Phase A, which allows for pilot programs to trial the return of small numbers of international students.

The Tasmanian Government is leading work to develop an International Student Arrivals Plan in consultation with a variety of stakeholders, including the University of Tasmania. Minimising risk and ensuring the safety of our students and the Tasmanian community will be central to the plan. Once approved by the Tasmanian Government, the plan will be submitted to the Australian Government for endorsement.

The initial priority will be current students who need to be on campus for practical components of their studies. As the practicalities of flights and quarantine arrangements are worked through, we expect there will be spaces available for other current students and new students.

According to the National Plan, spaces for current and new students will expand as Australian vaccination rates see the country progress to phases B, C and D and caps increase.

We will contact students directly using their official University email account as soon as there is an opportunity for them to return to Tasmania.

Can I study if I don't have a student visa yet?

You should apply for your student visa before you commence your studies.

If you have applied for a student visa prior to the start of semester but are still awaiting the outcome of your visa application, you should enrol in on-campus classes. If you have not applied for a student visa prior to the start of semester, you should enrol in off-campus classes.

I am unable to travel to Australia. Can I study off-campus?

Most students will be able to access their studies online, however this depends on your course. Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au for advice specific to you.

Entry to Australian borders is governed by the Australian Government. Please check the COVID-19 health advice.

Can I take a time off to avoid studying off-campus?

If you have already completed a study period in your course at UTAS, you can apply for a Leave of Absence through eStudent.

If you are a new student and not yet completed a study period in your course at UTAS, you can apply to defer your start to another study period. Please contact International Admissions prior to the Census Date to arrange a deferred offer.

Will studying online impact my student visa?

With significant components of our teaching and learning continuing online, you may be concerned about your visa. Please be assured that the Australian Government has announced it will be flexible with regard to student visa conditions such as attendance at class or learning online.

If you have returned home, we will support you to continue to study your 'on-campus' course in an online mode.

Studying online will not impact your current student visa but may impact future visa applications.

If you enrol in units as an on-campus student, you will still be recorded as on-campus for those units even if the unit is delivered online. If you enrol in any units as off-campus or distance units (for example in Breadth Units), please remember that student visas have a limit on the number of units which can be studied by distance.

Should I enrol 'on-campus' or 'off-campus'?

Students currently outside Australia:

If you applied for an 'on-campus' course, enrol in on-campus units (even though you cannot travel to Australia yet).

All lectures this semester are online. If you're unable to travel to Tasmania due to travel restrictions and a tutorial or class is not available online, contact your unit coordinator(s) with details about your situation and to find out the requirements for your unit(s). Find your tutorials and classes in MyTimetable

Check the Department of Home Affairs website for up to date information on international border and travel restrictions. If a unit is only available off-campus (by distance), you can enrol as off-campus. However, there are limits to the number of units that can be studied by distance.

Students currently within Australia:

Enrol in on-campus units, even if you are unable to attend campus due to Tasmanian travel restrictions. Plan to travel to Tasmania as soon as this becomes possible.

All lectures this semester are online. If you are unable to travel to Tasmania due to Tasmanian travel restrictions, contact your unit coordinator(s) with details about your situation and to find out the requirements for your unit(s).

Check the Tasmanian Government website for up to date information on Tasmanian travel restrictions.

If a unit is only available off-campus (by distance), you can enrol as off-campus. However, there are limits to the number of units that can be studied by distance.

What is the University doing to ensure high quality online learning?

We are committed to delivering a high-quality, consistent learning experience for you online, and we are always looking for ways to make it even better.

To ensure that you are well supported, you can access a range of online services. These are outlined in the FAQs on this page, and include: study support, wellbeing advice, learning services and public events.

Additionally, financial support services are available to you if you need them. Information is available in the FAQ ‘What are my financial support options?’ on this page.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback: please contact our friendly team at U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call +61 3 6226 6111 between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

I am experiencing financial difficulty. Who can I contact for help?

We have streamlined and fast tracked our student financial assistance in collaboration with the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA), to ensure we can be as responsive as possible to student needs.

Students on temporary visas can access one-off payments of $250 for individuals and up to $1,000 for families. To apply, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. Find out more on the Tasmanian Government website.

If you find yourself struggling financially, you can also talk through your options with a financial counsellor.

Remember, you should never deal with any unofficial finance or loan providers.

Lock down and self-isolation assistance:

International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance through Centrelink:

  • If you are required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
  • Are adversely affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).

Who do I call if I need to discuss my options?

Please book an appointment with an International Student Adviser if there are any issues that you feel may affect your studies. We can talk about your situation and discuss options and support that may be available.

If you need advice and assistance with enrolment please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au.

Quick links

Entry to Australian borders is governed by the Federal Government, which provides up-to-date information for international travellers.

The University can issue a document detailing your course status and its requirements. Please note however, this may or may not be accepted by the governing authority for travel exemption. If you require a document detailing your course requirement, please contact UConnect.

We understand that students are eager to join courses on campus as soon as possible; however, at this stage the University is not able to assist with arrangements to return to Australia.

Please continue to refer to the most up to date information provided by the Department of Home Affairs.

Generally domestic students can apply for up to one year Leave of Absence, noting a six-month Leave of Absence might be more suited to your circumstances.

For international students, a six-month leave of absence is the standard. Please contact an International Student Adviser to discuss your situation. Leave of Absence application can be submitted via ‘Forms’ in eStudent.

Studying offshore will not impact your current student visa but may have impacts on future visa applications. To seek further advice please visit the Department of Home Affairs or email Skilled Migration Tasmania.

Studying offshore will not impact your current student visa but may have impacts on future visa applications. To seek further advice please visit the Department of Home Affairs or email Skilled Migration Tasmania.

International students must apply for a visa to commence any University of Tasmania course that is classified as Onshore with Online Delivery. Students will not be refunded any fees outside of the standard processes if they apply for a visa after commencement of study and the visa is refused.

University student accommodation

Student accommodation is open across the state. In some areas we may ask students to switch rooms in order to respond to emerging issues and ensure that we are able to comply with physical distancing or quarantine requirements.

If you are living in University accommodation you can request a flexible payment plan for your accommodation costs by speaking with your accommodation team.

Applications are now open for accommodation. New residents and current residents can apply (or re-apply) in the Resident Portal found on the student living website.

If you have vacated as a result of COVID-19 and you are re-applying, we will not charge you another $150 holding fee for re-application.

Studying online and reducing your study load

With the current situation with COVID 19 and remote learning we understand some applicants may have concerns about studying full-time.

Our experience is that the majority of international students studying online are able to successfully undertake full-time study.

We recognise that some new students may find that studying full-time is not possible due to the impacts of the pandemic. For this reason, we have included COVID 19 as a valid reason for international students outside of Australia to apply for a reduced study load.

Consistent with Australian regulatory requirements, we require all applicants to enrol for full time study in the first instance. Applications for reduced study load can be made once an Offer of Enrolment has been accepted and tuition fees have been paid. Application forms are made available in conjunction with the Offer of Enrolment.

Applications for reduced study load are considered on a case-by-case basis. If approved, a reduced study load, prior to census date, will result in a fee credit being issued. The fee credit can then be used for study in subsequent semesters.

It is important to note that there can be implications for reducing your study load. We encourage students to discuss options with us. In particular you should be aware that:

  • You may take longer to complete your degree. This may mean you will need to apply for a new student visa, and there may be costs involved. The University cannot guarantee a new visa will be granted.
  • You will be changing the sequence of units on your study plan. Depending on your degree and your major, this may have unanticipated consequences.

Please contact an International Student Adviser to discuss approval and visa requirements.

Most students can be supported via online study options or through alternative assessment tasks. This will depend on the type of course you are undertaking and what the remaining completion requirements of your course are. For personalised and tailored advice for your individual circumstance, please contact UConnect.

Most units are available online to facilitate completion of your degree. For personalised advice tailored to your individual circumstances, please contact UConnect.

Students are only required to temperature-check once per day. Once your temperature has been checked and you have swiped your access card at any of our locations, you can enter all the areas and sites you would normally have access to.

If you have an issue with temperature checking, please contact the Safety and Security team on (03) 6226 7600.

Available academic and financial support for students

If you are located in NSW, Victoria, the ACT or studying from overseas and enrolled in units in study periods with a census date between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021 (see Key Dates for details), you will have access to:

  • Extensions: You will have an automatic extra five working days to submit any assignment due between now and the start of your exam period. You won’t need any documentation for the extension, but you will need to let your unit coordinator know you will be late submitting.  You will need approval from your unit coordinator if you require more than 5 days extension.
  • No fail grades: If you fail a unit, the grade won’t be recorded on your transcript unless it was due to a breach of academic integrity. The grade will be removed automatically but it doesn't mean you will pass – if the unit is required for your course, you will need to take it again in the future. While the unit fees will still apply, your overall course grade will not be affected.
  • Ungraded passes: Once results are released, you will also be able to opt in to an ungraded pass. This means the result will be removed from your overall GPA calculation, so long as you have passed the unit. Please note, if you are in the final study period of your course and apply for an ungraded pass, you will not meet the cut off for graduation this December and will graduate in 2022.

Please ensure you have updated your contact details in eStudent - particularly your residential address, city, and state (where you are living while studying). Note: If you are studying onshore in Australia on a student visa, it is a visa requirement that these details are up to date at all times.

If you are not located in a lockdown area but if you believe your study has been significantly impacted by COVID-19, you may also be eligible for these measures under exceptional circumstances.

For extensions, please contact your Unit Coordinator. For no-fail and Ungraded Passes, once your results have been released, send an email to U.Connect@utas.edu.au, with a statement and any supporting documents.

Please remember you have until the census date to withdraw from your units without academic and financial penalty and we will communicate with you the support arrangement before the census date, if there is any development.

You can request to defer your offer to the next available study period. You will pay the tuition fees for the year that you commence the course.

We know many jobs have been impacted by COVID-19 and we want to ensure our students have options. Below is a list of grants open to apply for students:

  • We have streamlined our Student Financial Hardship Scheme in collaboration with the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA), to ensure we can be as responsive as possible to student needs. See 'Financial Support' under the Community Safety page in the Student Portal for more information and to apply.
  • The Tasmanian community is providing a range of offerings. A list of these can be found on the TUSA community support page.
  • International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance when they are:

For more information on the financial support payments, including eligibility criteria, refer to Centrelink.

If you find yourself struggling financially, remember you can also talk through your options with a financial counsellor.

We are committed to providing a high quality online learning and university experience. While we are not offering discounted tuition or accommodation fees, we are offering the option to enter a payment plan, as well as our student financial assistance.

If you are living in UTAS accommodation you can request a flexible payment plan for your accommodation costs by speaking with your accommodation team.

During this difficult time we are providing ongoing and high quality student support across a wide range of services. SSAF is crucial funding that enables us to provide those services to you. Some of these services include; financial support, accommodation support, legal services and wellbeing services.

Find out more on our SSAF website.

To help you transition to online learning, the following support is available:

Some phone providers are offering additional data on existing pre and post-paid mobile phone accounts during COVID-19: TelstraOptus and Vodafone.

You may be able to hotspot from your phone to your computer if you have reasonable coverage.

Contact the IT Service Desk If you need assistance setting this up at home.

  • 24/7 study help is an online 24-hour support service to give you feedback on your writing or help with a study question. Connect on MyLO via your subject units.
  • For PASS-supported units, your PASS Leader has set up a discussion board in your MyLO unit.
  • Join in Student Learning webinars
  • Career Connect is continuing to offer services online including: job application reviews, resume building, mock interviews, information sessions and workshops.
  • The Learning Lounge connects you with support staff in real-time. Drop in Monday to Friday 12pm-2pm
  • Online support services are available via Appointment Hub. You can talk on the phone or online with:
    • Career counselling
    • Disability Advisers
    • International Student Advisers
    • Personal Counsellors
    • Student Advisers
    • Student Learning Advisers
    • Student Learning Librarians

If your performance in an exam or assessment has been affected by a situation outside of your control, you can apply for special consideration in the marking of your exam (PDF 142.9 KB).

We understand that this might be a troubling time for you and may impact your health and general wellbeing. Confidential and free counselling is available through our counselling services. You can make an appointment through:

  1. AppointmentHub
  2. call 1800 817 675 between 8:45am and 5pm Mon-Fri
  3. Outside of business hours, please contact our University Help Line on 1300 511 709 or text on +61 488 884 168.

Check out all the wellbeing resources on your Student Portal.

COVID and contact tracing apps

  • Check in Tas - for contact tracing in public venues in Tasmania
  • Service NSW - for contact tracing in public venues in NSW
  • MyAusCOVID-19 - multi-lingual app with information on COVID-19 in Australia

Self-isolating, lock downs and contact tracing

The University has supported a number of students to isolate while in residence since the beginning of the pandemic.

We are in regular contact with public health and have strong policies and procedures in place to ensure students can isolate safely and as comfortably as possible.

Our residential staff are trained in and experienced with quarantine support, including the safe usage of personal protective equipment. We maintain regular contact with students throughout their quarantine period.

There are a variety of restrictions depending on your location of origin. For the latest information, please check the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website.

When people apply to return to Tasmania, Public Health will determine whether you need to isolate and whether you can isolate at your home address or need to enter government quarantine.

Where your home address is University student accommodation, we can support you during your period of isolation. For people asked to enter government quarantine, we do not have alternative approved accommodation that can be used.

The costs of government quarantine are the individual’s responsibility. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you can apply for support.

Orientation is available online from December and can be accessed as soon as you would like to get started.

The University is developing contingencies to ensure all students can resume their studies without interruption.

Where students miss practicums due to COVID-related travel restrictions, the university will make alternative arrangements. We ask students to monitor their University email accounts and other university communication forums such as MyLO for updates.

Please refer to the FAQ section Information for international students for more information. The initial priority students to return will be current students who need to be on campus for practical components of their studies.

There are a variety of restrictions depending on your country of residence. For the latest information, please check the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website.

When people apply to return to Tasmania, Public Health will determine whether you need to isolate and whether you can isolate at your home address or need to enter government quarantine.

Due to confidentiality requirements associated with COVID-19 cases, Public Health are unable to share information relating to cases and contacts.

The University has supported a number of students to isolate while in residence since the beginning of the pandemic.

We are in regular contact with Public Health and have strong policies and procedures in place to ensure students can isolate safely and as comfortably as possible.

Our residential staff are trained in and experienced with quarantine support, including the safe usage of personal protective equipment. We maintain regular contact with students throughout their quarantine period.

We have regularly and consistently communicated with our students regarding COVID safe practices and procedures. This includes updating them with public health advice as and when it changes.

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