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Coronavirus information for the USQ community

USQ Campuses

Springfield OPEN

Ipswich OPEN

Toowoomba OPEN

Update 1 October 2021

The Queensland Government has updated Covid-19 related restrictions in South East Queensland local government areas.

In general, these changes relate to face mask requirements for individuals who have been anywhere in Brisbane, Moreton Bay or the Gold Coast since 1am 19 September 2021. We encourage all staff to keep abreast of changes to these requirements as you play your part in keeping our campuses Covid-safe. More information on the full set of requirements applying from 10am Tuesday 28 September 2021 is available.

Masks are available from iConnect or USQ Security on each campus.

Though the current experience in the communities surrounding our campuses is very different to that in the southern states, we encourage all staff to continue to be mindful of the key measures in our USQ Covid Safe Plan (accessible via Safety Central in UConnect).

Remember:

  • Social distancing and good hygiene are key measures that help keep us safe and well. At all times, on all of our campuses where practical, keep a safe distance, practice good hand hygiene, limit hand shaking and physical contact.
  • Use the Check-in Queensland app when you arrive on campus.
  • If you are unwell or have any symptoms please don’t attend campus, get tested, isolate and follow Queensland Government directions.

Safety is a shared responsibility and we appreciate your ongoing efforts and support across all of our campuses to keep our communities safe.

Support for students

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 grs@usq.edu.au.

More information for students can be found online. 

Support for staff

Staff are encouraged to access the many resources, supports and information on health and wellbeing, including the specialist support services of the USQ Employee Assistance Program.  

Additional supporting resources, including information around leave options and managing work and child supervision, are available. 

Staff can contact People Portfolio with any questions.

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. 

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