COVID-19 advice

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The pandemic continues to change and we need to change with it. As we begin to recommence many of our pre-pandemic activities, ANU is embedding COVID considerations within local business arrangements. 这意味着本网页先前列出的部分资料已转移至相关服务部门.  Where content has been removed from the page, we have provided a link to its new location to help you find it.  

Please remember to isolate and get tested if you feel unwell

If you test positive to COVID-19, please:

  1. Register your positive result with ACT Health using this online form, or with the state/territory health authority where you are located;
  2. Alert the University through this online form and;
  3. Inform your supervisor or course convenor.

如果您被确定为接触者,或被通知需要隔离或待在家里,您不再需要通知大学.

 

 

How to stay informed

  1. 密切关注当地的e世博手机app——他们会做出与你的工作和学习相关的决定.
  2. Read On Campus. It lands in your ANU inbox each Tuesday.
  3. Regularly check the information on this webpage.
  4. Download the ANUOK app and turn push notifications on to receive urgent updates.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The health and safety of our staff and students will always be our highest priority. 我们的计划超过了强制性的COVID-19安全要求,但每个人都可以在保持社区安全方面发挥重要作用. 我们实施的安全措施只有在每个人都承担个人责任并发挥自己的作用时才会奏效. 

    Some of the most important things you can do to keep the community safe include: 

    • Wearing a mask indoors
    • Keeping your vaccinations up to date 
    • Staying home and getting tested if you're unwell 
    • Following any isolation requirements 
    • Appropriately reporting your result if you test positive to COVID-19 by: 
      1. Registering your positive result with ACT Health using this online form, or with the state/territory health authority where you are located;
      2. Alerting the University through this online form and;
      3. Informing your supervisor or course convenor.
    • Washing or sanitising your hands frequently  
    • Maintain physical distance between yourself and others where possible 
    • Wiping down surfaces after use. 

    Latest updates

    Friday 25 February

    • Masks are still required indoors on campus. Read more here

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    Wearing a mask on campus

    Wearing a mask is a simple and effective way to protect ourselves and others. While the ACT has relaxed mandatory mask restrictions, ANU will continue to require that masks be worn indoors for the foreseeable future. This includes in all residential halls on campus except when in your private room. We planned our semester one on campus with certain conditions in place, including mask wearing, so it's important that these remain in place for the time being.

    Masks are required on campus under the same settings we started the semester with. This is consistent with our COVID-safe Guidelines. 如果你所在的地方在第一周开始时需要口罩,现在仍然需要口罩.

    Exceptions

    • Where an individual holds a medical exemption
    • You are alone in a work space or you are sitting or standing at your desk that is 1.5 metres away from any other person
    • When teaching; if required to ensure good communication and you are comfortable doing so. You must remain at the front of the class at least 1.5 metres away from others
    • 与聋人或有听力障碍的人交流,因为嘴的可视性对交流至关重要
    • When consuming food, drink or medicine
    • When undertaking vigorous exercise
    • In an emergency

    As soon as one of the above conditions is no longer met you must wear a face mask.

    The mask must fit securely around your face and cover your nose and mouth. A scarf, bandana or face shield is not a face mask.

    Why is ANU continuing to require masks inside?

    我们知道,口罩有助于阻止COVID的传播,让我们的社区更安全——我们希望校园成为COVID最安全的地方.

    口罩降低了暴露的风险和需要隔离的机会,也给了我们的社区更多的信心,因为他们在校园的业务.

    I am unable to wear a face mask and have a medical exemption. What do I do?

    If you are unable to wear a face mask, 你应该要求医生给你写封信,确认你的健康状况不适合戴口罩. You do not need to disclose the specific health condition or reason for the exemption.

    请将此信提供给你的导师或课程召集人,以便他们进行风险评估,以确保你和你周围的人是安全的.

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    Vaccination

    Vaccination remains the best way to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. 澳大利亚的疫苗接种率非常高,e世博手机app是世界上接种疫苗最多的城市. In addition, 所有到澳大利亚的国际旅客都需要提供经治疗用品管理局(TGA)批准或认可的疫苗的充分接种证明.

    Remember that there are many ways to keep COVID safe and vaccination is only one element. Social distancing and density limits, frequent hand washing and staying home if you're unwell are all important for staying COVID safe. More information is available in the COVID Safe Guidelines.

    Current position

    The University strongly encourages staff and students to get vaccinated, including receiving a booster dose when eligible. 在一些大学环境中,例如我们的住宅和其他环境中,需要接种疫苗, including where required by the ACT Government.

    We won't introduce a broad vaccination mandate for our community at this time, but we will continue to monitor the public health advice and consult with our community.

    Vaccination consultation

    The University undertook a consultation process to help consider our position on vaccination. This included consulting with staff, students, emeritus, honorary and visiting staff, health and safety representatives, the NTEU, and consultation at the local level in teams, and between employees and their supervisors.

    Community Survey

    一项调查是为了协助大学提前计划工作人员和学生安全返回校园和2022年第一学期开学。调查对工作人员开放, students and emeritus, 荣誉和访问工作人员将于2022年1月25日(星期二)至2022年1月31日(星期一)完成.  The survey was conducted anonymously and results cannot be tied to individual respondents.

    Participation

    A total of 6,858 staff and students completed the survey. This represents 1,493 academic staff (including casuals), 1,443 professional staff (including casuals), 510 emeritus professors/fellows, honorary appointees and visitors, 2,903 students and an additional 508 people who responded as 'other/prefer not to say'.

    Results

    调查结果显示,如果校园里的其他人接种疫苗,我们社区的大多数人会感到更安全. 超过80%的受访者回答说,他们强烈同意或同意这一说法, 'I will feel more comfortable coming to work/campus if others are vaccinated'.

    You can read the full survey results here.

    These results are part of an ongoing discussion with our community. The current position on vaccination, that the University strongly encourages staff and students to get vaccinated, including receiving a booster dose when eligible, remains unchanged. 我们会继续谘询,进一步厘清大学在疫苗接种问题上的立场.

    Where to get vaccinated

    Staff and students can book an appointment to receive a booster dose on campus at the ANU Medical Clinic and University Pharmacy. 你也可以通过你当地的药房或医生或ACT政府疫苗接种诊所进行预约.

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    Notification of positive cases

    It's important that you let us know if you test positive for COVID-19. 当前ACT政府规定,如果个人检测呈阳性,必须让他们在前两天与之相处过的人知道. By also notifying the University, 我们可以根据ACT健康指南帮助确定您的同事和学生接触的风险, where appropriate, pass this information on to colleagues and students so they can take the necessary steps.

    If you test positive to COVID-19, please:

    1. Register your positive result with ACT Health using this online form, or with the state/territory health authority where you are located;
    2. Alert the University through this online form and;
    3. Inform your supervisor or course convenor.

    Students who, following a positive COVID test, 经历长期症状(“长冠状病毒病”),继续影响他们的研究可以适用 Access and Inclusion for a personalised Education Access Plan (EAP)

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    Improving ventilation

    A list of the current status of upgrades in all buildings on the Acton campus can be viewed here.

    Update on progress - Tuesday 15 February

    在过去的几个星期里,学校一直在努力改变校园内所有建筑物的通风系统. We have made significant progress in phase one - library and teaching buildings, with 100 percent of CO,100 percent of filtration and 95 percent of purge upgrades now completed.

    Key changes made:

    • 49 teaching and library buildings have a purge upgrade implemented
    • 19 teaching and library buildings have had CO2 monitoring upgraded
    • 18 teaching and library buildings have had filter upgrades

    With this initial phase nearing completion, attention has been turned to all other buildings.  由于大规模的基础设施和机械需求,一些建筑将需要更长的时间来实施更改.

    Improved ventilation is just one of a suite of measures to improve our environment. 您所在地区的风险评估应考虑并实施所有适用的、目前可行的、合理可行的措施,详见 University COVID-safe Guidelines and the WHSMS Risk Assessment.

    If you have a specific question or concern regarding ventilation, filtration or air-handling in your work area please raise a job request in MAXIMO or send a 'fix my campus' request via the ANUOK app. When submitting your request, 请详细说明有关机械和系统控制通风方面的工作要求, filtration or air-handling in your work area.

     

    There are four 除了已经采取的强制性措施外,还应制定改善通风的战略,以进一步降低COVID-19传播风险.

    1. Reduce CO2 set points - fresh air content flushed into the building to reduce CO2 levels in the space - this process is handled automatically via the buildings control system. CO2 set points have been revised to 650ppm (they are typically 850-1000ppm). 
    2. Increase outside air rates - outside air rates have been increased when ambient air temperatures permit. This process is handled automatically via the buildings control system.
    3. Pre and post occupancy purging - fresh air content is flushed into the building before and after use each day to purge the space. This process is handled automatically via the buildings control system.
    4. Upgrading filters -这将发生在一些高占用空间和合适的空调系统,将提高过滤效率高达300%(3-10µm颗粒)

    Due to the diversity of buildings on campus, our aim is to implement at least of the above strategies in each building. Where this is not possible, we will look at temporary changes.

    重要的是要记住,我们的建筑都经过了评估,并认为它们目前的状态是安全的, without any enhancements, and meet all current requirements.

    You can read more about these strategies and our work to improve ventilation here.

    Will these changes impact the temperature and comfort of the buildings?

    We are actively working to monitor building temperatures to ensure occupant comfort is maintained.  We can expect some variations in temperatures, 当我们研究新的解决方案时,有些房间夏天会比以前暖和一些,冬天会比以前凉爽一些.

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    Cleaning and sanitisation

    Buildings will be professionally cleaned daily during business hours. 在维护校园安全方面,每个人都应发挥重要作用。我们会继续让员工使用消毒喷雾,定期清洁课桌和公共场所. 校园内应对COVID病例的清洁工作将针对那些被评估为具有较高传播风险的地区. 

    所有大堂及公用地方将继续提供洗手液,以保持良好的手卫生.  

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    Current alert level

    Our current campus alert level is MEDIUM risk.

    Read the ANU COVID-safe Guidelines for more information on the COVID-safe Campus Alert System.