ACU is monitoring the situation closely and keeping up to date with the impacts of government decisions about policy, healthcare and border protection. An incident response group, chaired by the Chief Operating Officer has been overseeing the university’s response. A recovery group is now planning for eventual return to normal operations.
We are communicating regularly with our community – both locally and internationally – through emails, phone support, social media and this website as the situation unfolds.
Along with following advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, we’re working closely with Universities Australia, and have developed a pandemic plan to respond to a major coronavirus outbreak in Australia.
We moved the majority of our classes fully online in March. As restrictions are eased across the country, plans are underway for staff and students to return to our campuses.
The university has developed a set of protocols (PDF, 66KB) for reporting and dealing with confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst staff, students and visitors. To help staff, students and visitors identify whether they need to report, the university has developed a self-assessment guide. If you are in self-isolation or have tested positive, please make sure you fill in the ACU reporting form for staff or the ACU reporting form for students.
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