Coronavirus information for the USQ community

Latest update: 26 August 2020

Queensland Health have issued a contact tracing alert for USQ’s Springfield Café, between 12:05pm and 12:13pm last Thursday 20 August 2020. 

In line with Queensland Health advice, anyone who attended the café or surrounds during those times should monitor their health and, if they develop even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

The University has undertaken a precautionary deep clean of the affected areas and the USQ Springfield Café will be closed for the rest of this week. 

We will continue to follow the advice of the Queensland Government and Queensland Health and are continuing to engage locally with the West Moreton Public Health Unit. 

At this point, there are no changes to University activities and we continue to operate under our COVIDSafe Plan.

Staff, students, contractors and visitors are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the USQ COVID Safe Plan Framework, to ensure USQ remains a COVID-safe educational institution and workplace.

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. 

More information for students around Semester 2 arrangements can be found on the Online Learning at USQ page.

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