Following the announcement from Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk this morning, a three-day lockdown will apply to the Greater Brisbane area from 5.00pm today.
Any impacted students must follow the Government advice. For example, student residents in the Greater Brisbane area cannot travel to the USQ Toowoomba campus.
On-campus activities at USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich Monday 29 March 2021
Scheduled on-campus learning activities at our Ipswich and Springfield campuses will be transitioned to online as of 3.00pm today, Monday 29 March 2021.
All classes scheduled to conclude by 3.00pm today will proceed, unless otherwise communicated through your StudyDesk. Other learning activities scheduled to conclude after 3.00pm will be transitioned to online today, where practical, or rescheduled.
Course-specific information will be communicated through StudyDesk by the teaching staff for your individual courses.
Students should also follow any additional advice received from their placement provider, including students currently on placement.
Arrangements for the rest of this week
If you live in or visited the Local Government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Moreton, Redlands and Ipswich including Springfield, you are required to stay home over the three-day lockdown, in accordance with Queensland Government advice.
For the balance of this week, Ipswich and Springfield staff and students will be working and learning from home.
Students with scheduled practical laboratories, Residential Schools, placements, or other mandatory on-campus learning activities, will receive specific information about changes to planned activities from their course teaching staff through StudyDesk.
Inter-campus shuttle bus
The inter-campus shuttle buses will continue to operate today, Monday 29 March.
If you have travelled on the campus shuttle bus this morning, you are encouraged to return to your point of origin using the earliest bus. See the inter-campus shuttle bus timetable for more information.
The inter-campus shuttle buses will not be operating from Tuesday 30 March – Thursday 1 April 2021, inclusive.
If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result. You can find your nearest testing facility on the interactive map available on the Queensland Health website.
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 email@example.com.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will be providing regular updates via email, and Studying during COVID-19 website, to keep you informed of the University's response to the Queensland Health advice.
Please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.
Professor Josh Pienaar
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)