Updated 19 July 2021
Sydney Campus Reception
As a result of the current NSW Public Health Orders, staff from our the Broadway and Darlinghurst sites on the Sydney Campus are currently working from home.
Enquiries about the University’s programs can be directed to the Prospective Students team who can be contacted on 02 8204 4404 or email@example.com, with further information being available on the How to Apply page.
If you require assistance in submitting an application for one of our programs, or you would like to follow up one you have already submitted, our Admissions team can be contacted on 02 8204 4430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other key areas on the Sydney Campus can be contacted as follows:
Should you require further assistance, please email email@example.com with details of your enquiry or who you are trying to contact and one of our team will respond as soon as possible during our normal operating hours of 8:30 – 5:00 Monday to Friday.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to supporting our students and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to follow public health advice to ensure the wellbeing of our community. You can find up to date information at the following links:
General enquiries, notifications and advice related to the COVID-19 may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your enquiries will be referred appropriately and answered as promptly as possible.
24 August 2021
NSW Campus and Sites
Stay at home rules have been extended across all of NSW
You must stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave your home.
- Increased fines, test and isolate payments and new compliance measures
- COVID-19 exposure locations
- COVID-19 testing clinics
- Vaccination in NSW
While the public health orders are in place, the University will provide all services virtually including learning resources, student support and enrolment services.
If it is essential that you attend campus, please confirm this first with your line manager or email@example.com, it is crucial that you first check the latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts, and follow NSW Health advice about self-isolation and testing.
If you have even the mildest of flu-like symptoms, do not come to campus, get tested and stay home and follow the NSW Health guidelines.
WA Campuses and Sites
There are still strict travel restrictions in place for travel to some remote Aboriginal communities and we encourage you to check the Remote Aboriginal communities travel page before travelling through remote areas in WA.
Travel is permitted into and around WA from interstate and New Zealand, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with in the 14 days prior to travel.
Check COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled border (www.wa.gov.au for details on WA’s controlled border arrangement, conditions of entry and quarantine.
VIC Regional Schools
A stay-at-home curfew is in place for Metropolitan Melbourne. Between 9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home other than for limited reasons.
If you are in Regional Victoria, the curfew does not apply however face masks are mandatory in all indoors and outdoors settings and you must stay within 5km of your home for shopping and exercise.
Much like our NSW campus, staff and students are urged to stay home and work remotely where possible.
COVID-19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund
This COVID-19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund has been set up in direct response to the challenges many of our students are currently facing due to the global COVID-19 health crisis. The purpose of the Fund is to offer support to those who need urgent assistance while continuing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
To find out if you’re eligible and apply for financial assistance, click here.
Working and studying online
Mental health and wellbeing
If you are feeling anxious or distressed about the evolving COVID-19 crisis, there are professional counselling services available to Notre Dame staff and students:
- Students can visit our Counselling page for information about how to get in touch with a counsellor.
- Staff can access counselling support here.
Please remember you should not attend an in-person counselling appointment if you are experiencing flu, viral or respiratory symptoms.
For more tips about how to look after your mental health during this challenging time, visit Beyond Blue.
You can also access general mental health support through the following national services:
COVID-19 Protocols on Campus
It remains important to be tested if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste and smell. Check the Health Department's website for more information about symptoms to watch out for. Please do not come on to campus if you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last fortnight. If you have any symptoms of the virus, even mild ones, you must not come to campus – you should get tested and self-isolate while you await your results. Please remember to let your Head of School (if you're a student) or Manager (if you're a staff member) know if you have been tested and are awaiting results, especially if you have been in a hotspot area recently or in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19.
When you receive your test results, please inform your Head of School or Manager whether you are positive or negative for COVID-19. If/when you receive a negative test result and are symptom-free, you can return to campus. If you have tested positive, you should follow public health and medical advice. You will require medical clearance to return to campus.
Signing in on campus
Students and staff must check in using the Government QR codes provided when entering university buildings. This will assist with contact tracing in the unlikely event of a positive case on campus.
In order to be able to check in to campus buildings using the Government QR codes, which will be posted at entry points, staff and students will first need to download the contact register apps and set up an account. There is more information about how to do this at the websites below:
Once you have downloaded the apps, all you need to do is open the app and use it to scan the QR code at entry points to check in. You can also use the camera on your smartphone - on most phones, this will automatically redirect to the check-in page.
While you are on campus, please:
- stay informed and follow any rules and restrictions in place for your state
- avoid congregating in groups, shaking hands, hugging and kissing
- practice good hand hygiene (use sanitiser provided), as well as cough and sneeze etiquette throughout the day
Preventing respiratory illness
To reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections, wash your hands frequently (including before and after eating) using soap and water, practice cough etiquette - if you need to cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow and dispose of tissues immediately - and avoid contact with people suffering from an acute respiratory infection.
Depending on the state restrictions in place at any given time, masks may become mandatory while on campus. You can keep updated on the latest requirements here. If you’d like to make your own cloth mask, follow these instructions.
For more information, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Will there be a full return to campus in Semester 2, 2021?
A full return of on-campus classes and activities is planned for Semester Two. This will include on-campus social and student life events and classes, including lectures.
To ensure the health and safety of staff and students when on campus, we will continue to follow and keep you updated on Public Health directions and restrictions if they arise.
What are the latest travel restrictions?
The Department of Home Affairs has advised that travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic are subject to frequent change. To stay up to date with alerts, visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus and https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/.
For information about restrictions between Australian states, click here.
How can I keep safe on public transport?