It is great news that the current lockdown is set to end on schedule at 12.01am Wednesday morning, and we can all be pleased that South Australia has managed to suppress this recent COVID-19 outbreak.
The end of lockdown is also good news for our students as they embark on their semester 2 studies. The Vice-President Corporate Services, Mark Gregory, has provided details of the return to campus plan in his email of earlier this afternoon. Please work with your colleagues to implement the staged plan for the return to on-campus teaching, and reach out to your supervisor should you have any concerns.
As you will have read, the University sustained some significant storm damage over the weekend and work is underway to ensure the campus is safe and accessible ahead of the scheduled return to work on Wednesday morning. My thanks to all of those working hard to clear the debris and make the campus safe.
I continue to encourage staff to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Should you harbour any concerns about the vaccines, then I’d encourage you to watch the two-part BRAVE lecture that provides a framework for people to make informed decisions. The recordings can be accessed here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.
As always, take care and do not hesitate to utilise the supports available should you be experiencing any difficulties with the impacts of this virus.
The University will continue to provide and update general information at the following websites:
The Employee Assistance Program can be accessed at the following link: https://www.flinders.edu.au/whs/wellbeing/eap.cfm