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Coronavirus information for the USQ community

USQ Campuses

Springfield CLOSED

Ipswich CLOSED

Toowoomba OPEN

Update 31 July 2021

Following the announcement from Queensland Government on 31 July 2021, a three day lockdown will apply to a number of local government areas in Queensland from 4.00pm 31 July 2021, and this includes our Springfield and Ipswich campuses.

Scheduled on-campus learning activities at our Springfield and Ipswich campuses will be transitioned to online for the duration of the lockdown. USQ students will receive email communication in relation to arrangements for practical laboratory sessions and other impacted learning activities. 

Only Security will be on the Springfield and Ipswich campuses during the lockdown due to the heightened restrictions in this lockdown period. These staff will be required to wear masks and follow QLD Health directives.

Note that the Library is now closed across both Springfield and Ipswich campuses however will still be providing an online service during normal library operating hours.

The inter-campus shuttle buses will not operate during the lockdown period.

The lockdown will apply to anyone who has been in any of the LGAs since 1:00am 31 July 2021 and will be in place until at least 4:00pm on Tuesday. This means that if you have been in any one of the 11 Local Government areas since 1.00am Saturday morning 31 July 2021, which includes Brisbane, Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley, the lockdown restrictions also apply to you and you will also be unable to attend the Toowoomba campus.

Please ensure that you keep checking the Queensland Government Health website for information.

Support for you

If you have questions or need advice, the iconnect team is here to support you via Zoom and chat, or you can join the supportive USQ iconnect Facebook group.

The Health and Wellness Team are also available to support you at this time with a range of resources.

Research students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Research School team at

Please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.

Additional information

Staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the USQ COVID Safe Plan to ensure USQ remains a COVID-safe educational institution and workplace. Contractors and visitors can email USQ Safety for a copy of the plan

The Framework, adopted from the National Safe Workplace Principles, addresses:

  • Physical distancing, hygiene and PPE
  • Vulnerable staff / students
  • Cleaning
  • Physical infrastructure principles
  • Monitoring, tracing and enforcement
  • Preventative health measures.

The University’s planning incorporates all reasonable precautions and government guidelines to guard against the risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

Supporting information