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Monitoring and Screening

Everyone has a responsibility to ensure they monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19 and to stay at home if they feel unwell, to get tested and notify the University.

People Leaders need to ensure their staff, students, volunteers, visitors, contractors know what to do before they come onto campus.  Everyone needs to:

  1. Complete the A COVID-Safe Campus Induction before coming on campus.
  2. Monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming on campus.
  3. If unwell, stay at home and get tested.
  4. Notify if they are getting tested or confirmed positive with COVID-19 immediately.
  5. Attend a Health Screening Station on campus daily, ‘tap in’ using their swipe access card or sign-in on the Visitor Log (for contact tracing purposes).
  6. Maintain physical distancing and limits of people in spaces.
  7. Follow instructions on personal hygiene (e.g. about how to wash hands thoroughly or clean equipment, particularly shared or personal items)
  8. Work safely and observe any new COVID-safe ways of working (even if it means performing tasks in a different way to what they are used to).
  9. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves or masks in the way they were trained and instructed to use it.
  10. Report any unsafe or unhealthy situations (e.g. a lack of soap in the bathroom) to you or in MySAFETY.

The University  can access  compliance reports for College / Division Management:

This is to ensure that everyone is aware of how to stay COVID-safe while on campus and to ensure that we can trace those who have been on campus in the event of an outbreak.

The University uses several data sources for contact tracing purposes, including swipe card access, Wi-Fi use and screening station information.  We also strongly encourage the use of the COVID-Safe App to assist Public Health with contact tracing.  Any information collected or shared with Public Health for contact tracing purposes complies with the University Privacy Policy.

Unit Coordinators can now access a report in MyAcademic which will provide information on completion of the COVID-Safe Return to Campus Induction by class list.

My Academic

It is important as a University that we are prepared for a possible outbreak of COVID-19, whether on campus, in our student residences, out in the field or on placement.  We must be planned and prepared to quickly activate our Outbreak Management Plan (OMP).

The University may collect information that is reasonably necessary for preventing or managing COVID-19. Personal information collected for the purposes of contact tracing will only be used for this purpose and retained for as long as required for the purpose it was collected. For further information about how the University collects, uses, manages and discloses personal information refer to the University Privacy Statements.

The University’s Outbreak Management Plan is based on guidance from Public Health, Universities Australia and existing University emergency plans and is regularly tested through scenario exercises.

The Outbreak Management Plan is coordinated by an Outbreak Management Team who have clear roles embedded with the 5 keys stages of the plan which are:

  1. Identify and initiate
  2. Infection control and restrict access
  3. Collect data
  4. Monitor and support
  5. Review and revise

As a People Leader, your role in an outbreak is to help communicate and support your team.  You can do this by:

  • Ensuring a rapid response to minimise spread and act with safety and transparency.
  • Encourage your team to report to you if they are getting tested for COVID-19.
  • On receiving notification of an outbreak, ensure your team have received the message, including any visitors or contractors you know have been on-site.
  • If you are on-site, calmly pack-up what you need to work from home temporarily and leave the building.
  • If you have vulnerable people at home, you may want to make other arrangements until close contacts have been informed by Public Health.
  • Check-in with your team to ensure they have the support they need.

Further information

> Vulnerable persons

> COVID-Safe Return to Campus Induction

> Getting tested and notification of a COVID-19 exposure

> Health Screening