Flinders University continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are aligning our actions with advice from the South Australian Government. This page will be updated regularly to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.
Latest information about COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the SA Health website.
South Australia is currently under Level 2 restrictions, with some additional requirements.
Points to note:
- Safety advice
- SA Health advises masks are mandatory in the following settings:
- high risk settings
- Disability/aged care facilities
- Prison or correctional facilities
- Aboriginal community controlled health services
- health care services
- passenger transport services
- public indoor places where face to face interactions occur
- SA Health strongly recommends wearing masks while on South Australian university campuses including in office spaces.
- Please remember that some people may be unable to wear masks due to a medical condition or disability. By wearing a mask, you are helping create a safer environment for those who cannot.
- Density limits are set at 1 person per 2 square metres and people are encouraged to maintain physical distance of 1.5 metres from others.
- If physical distancing cannot be observed, face masks are strongly encouraged.
Teaching and learning
- Workshops, seminars and tutorials can be conducted in person where spacing allows.
- Lectures will remain online.
- Field trips, excursions and group activities can resume with appropriate restrictions in place.
- Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, events and field trips may be cancelled with minimal notice. Please continue to have contingency plans in place.
- From Monday 9 August 2021 events can take place in person where they cannot be held online.
- Physical events will still need to be conducted in line with SA Health requirements including:
- Density of one person per two square metres and best endeavors to maintain 1.5 m physical distancing between individuals.
- Masks are to be worn in all indoor public areas
- Good hygiene practices and restrictions around communal consumption of food and drink must be adhered to.
- Field Trips
- The easing of restrictions also means intrastate field trips can resume from 5 August for groups of up to 10 people. COVID-19 restrictions including density requirements, hygiene and use of masks must be adhered to for transport, accommodation and field trip activities.
- Teaching spaces will be cleaned daily across all campuses, including Bedford Park, Sturt, Flinders Medical Centre, Tonsley and Victoria Square.
- High traffic areas, College fronts and service points will be cleaned twice a day.
- Loop buses are thoroughly cleaned each day, with hand sanitiser and wipes available for use on the buses.
- General office spaces and toilets will continue to be cleaned as normal.
- Flinders University Sport & Fitness, Oasis and on-campus health services are open with appropriate restrictions in place.
- People are reminded to use QR codes on sites where they need to be used.
- Anyone eligible to be vaccinated is strongly urged to do so.
- Please follow scrupulous hand hygiene, and if feeling unwell get COVID tested and isolate immediately.
If you’re in the Northern Territory please check the latest local advice at the NT Health website.