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Reducing the risk of COVID-19

Published 04 Feb 2020

The Australian Government has restricted travel from mainland China into Australia to prevent further spread of COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus). While there have been cases in mainland Australia, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania and the risk of COVID-19 spreading to Tasmania is very low.

As always, the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and the broader community are our biggest concern. We have processes in place which deal with the unlikely spread of illness and we are working closely with the Public Health Office to ensure our approach aligns with current advice.

We ask everyone in our University community to follow health and government advisories closely and to do those things known to reduce the risk of getting coronavirus and similar illnesses.

Our values are to be an inclusive, respectful and supportive community, and we should be conscious of being supportive to all Chinese members of our community, in Tasmania and abroad.

Up-to-date information for students

Up-to-date information is regularly posted on our COVID-19 updates webpage, including:

  • Online study for students in China
  • Latest Government health advice
  • Helpful resources

Student helpline

We have set up a helpline for students and their families who have concerns or queries.
Phone +61 3 6226 2600 or email

Free counselling for students

Free and confidential counselling services is available online and in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Sydney.