Hand sanitiser - can we get refills? And where on campus is hand sanitiser located?
Going forward, can you please make sure the bottles containing the hand sanitiser we’ve provided are retained. You can obtain refills by taking your bottle to:
Staff can also bring in their own bottles (up to 375mL) for refills as well.
There are shared hand sanitising units for everyone to use at various locations across campus. While we’re still in transition, the locations of these units are subject to change. View the latest locations.
Our best defence remains for people to wash their hands with soap and water properly for 20 seconds, to continue to use good cough and sneeze etiquette, to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to stay away from work and others if you’re unwell.
How can we get some desk wipes?
Our next commercial delivery of desk wipes is expected in a couple of weeks and we will distribute these to you when they arrive. Our current priority is to supply high traffic student facing service points.
To augment our efforts, you can place orders through Winc stationery supplies as you normally would to ensure your ongoing availability of supplies. Alternatively you can also purchase retail stock through regular retail outlets (Coles etc). Mark Gregory has indicated that corporate credit cards can be used for this purpose.
College fronts, service points and high traffic common areas are being cleaned daily. Staff are responsible for cleaning their own work points – this includes desks, screens and keyboards and individual office door handles. This is particularly important for staff using hot desks.
If any staff member is symptomatic we will arrange for cleaning and this can be requested through Service One. If a staff member is confirmed positive for COVID-19 cleaning will be undertaken in line with Safework and WHS’s specific instructions. This will be coordinated centrally by WHS.
In relation to kitchen areas, it’s good practice to follow these simple steps:
- Don’t share food
- Use paper towels instead of tea towels or dish cloths if possible
- Use dishwashers if possible
- Keep surfaces clean and observe physical distancing recommendations
- Keep your own coffee cup on your desk, not in the kitchen
- If staff are worried about the cleanliness of shared cutlery and crockery, then they are welcome to bring in their own
While many staff were working from home over the last few weeks, the security team relocated to a new space next to Flinders Connect on the Plaza (central library level 0, room 002). You can access them at this service point or by calling 8201 2800, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In an emergency first call 000.
Staff, students and visitors still need valid parking sessions when on campus Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can find all the information you need on the parking webpage, or use the parking query form on Service One.
Which retail and food outlets are open?
Some of our retailers have remained open throughout and others are returning to campus over the next few weeks and months. It’s likely opening times will be subject to change and menus may be a little different for a while. View the latest information about retailers. Like all businesses, this has been a challenging time for our campus retailers. If you are able to purchase from them, they’d love your support.
If you have booked a fleet car, wipes will be provided for you to clean the inside of the vehicle prior to and after you use the car. Please continue to pick up keys and vehicles from PFD Operations adjacent to car park 9 as usual.
If you choose to use your own vehicle instead during this time, please complete the private vehicle form.
Are mail and courier services available?
Mail and courier services returned to business as usual on Monday 18 May.
We greatly appreciate your assistance to help keep these campus services running smoothly and we’ll do our best to action your requests as soon we can. Please share this information with your areas and if you have any other queries please call us on 8201 2733 or Service One.
How are we maintaining social distancing on campus (including in meeting rooms)?
Our planning team has been working with your areas to make sure there’s appropriate distancing for staff work areas and to calculate the maximum number of people for meeting rooms. For clarity, in coming weeks the following guidelines will apply to gatherings which are necessary for university business including:
- Teaching and learning activities
- Research activities
- Professional, office and other activities in support of the above
- Committee meetings and other meetings necessary for our business.
View meeting room adjusted capacities for rooms you can book via Outlook.
Where these are being held:
- Ensure at least 4sqm per person in any indoor space
- Endeavour to ensure 1.5 m between people at all times
- Currently during Step 1, limit indoor gatherings to 10 people
- During Step 2, limit indoor gatherings to 20 people
- Once Step 3 is announced, in-principle gatherings of up to 100 people could be held, however in practice at this point the size of gathering will be determined by the maximum room capacity whilst maintaining 4sqm per person.
If an area of the University needs to hold a gathering which does not follow these guidelines then a risk assessment should be undertaken of the particular activity. The risk assessment would document the additional controls in place to reduce the infection risk over and above those generally in place and any particular local factors which mitigate the risk.
You will have noticed floor decals being placed at high traffic student service points and common areas. These decals remind people to keep a 1.5m physical distance and help to ensure people stay a safe, healthy and appropriate space away from others. If your area would like additional posters to remind people about physical distancing there are a suite of posters available from the Department of Health and free to download (select colour print, A3 size). If you would like larger posters, these can be ordered through Flinders Press and you will need an account number.
WHS and PFD are working together to provide advice and assistance on appropriate work point spacing for staff areas. If there are particular areas that you are concerned about, please let us know.
Is Flinders Sport & Fitness open?
Flinders Sport & Fitness has reopened. Hours are restricted and members need to contact the gym to restart their membership. View further information.
Are there any prayer rooms open?
Oasis and the prayer rooms at Tonsley, Sturt and McHughs remain closed. This is in line with the advice and actions of the Federal Government.
Is UniSuper still available for consultations?
UniSuper is replacing face-to-face appointments with video and phone meetings—a service they have already offered to some members in more remote locations. All UniSuper campus and city offices are closed to members until further notice. Read more about UniSuper's response to COVID-19, and how to book an appointment.