The University of Newcastle is committed to supporting our students, staff, and community members through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a team working closely with NSW Health and will continue to provide up-to-date advice as we respond to the evolving situation.

University staff can access the latest updates and comprehensive information via the Staff COVID-19 Hub (SharePoint).

    Latest update

    Positive case locations (updated 17th January 2022)

    LocationDateTime
    Auchmuty LibraryTuesday 12th January 202211.53am - 1.44pm

    4 January 2022

    The University of Newcastle has confirmed today that all face-to-face summer courses will continue on campuses from next week as planned, with some additional safety measures.

    In line with NSW Health orders and NSW rules, face masks must be worn indoors by staff and students (unless exempt).

    The University’s three-week end-of-year closedown concludes on Friday 7 January, with the majority of staff resuming work on Monday 10 January. Summer courses resume on Monday as planned.

    The Chief Operating Officer, David Toll, updated staff via email on Tuesday 4 January. Students due to resume classes on 10 January will receive an email from Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Hoffman, on Tuesday 4 January with details of the additional safety measures that will be in place from Monday.

    Current campus alert levels

    Callaghan, City, Regional

    • Case(s) in NSW of community transmission with unknown source and/or infectious whilst in the community, with the potential to impact campus.
    • NSW Health restrictions apply.
    • University of Newcastle restrictions apply.

    Sydney

    • Case(s) in NSW of community transmission with unknown source and/or infectious whilst in the community, with the potential to impact campus.
    • NSW Health restrictions apply.
    • University of Newcastle restrictions apply.

    Central Coast

    • Case(s) in NSW of community transmission with unknown source and/or infectious whilst in the community, with the potential to impact campus.
    • NSW Health restrictions apply.
    • University of Newcastle restrictions apply.

    Singapore

    Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

    Thursday 22 July 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021

    Staff and students are expected to:

    • Comply with the additional measures and restrictions of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).
    • Adhere to all COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMM) and requirements at the workplace.
    • Follow the Ministry of Health updates.
    • Work from home is the default
    • Visits to the Singapore corporate office is on appointment basis only.
    • Attend online lectures and tutorials via BlackBoard Collaborate.
    • Attend physical laboratory/practical/final-year project sessions in respective campuses (unless advised).
    • Contact us via +65 9370 6052 for urgent matters.
    • Visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/singapore/contact-us for our contact email addresses.

    Our campuses

    On-campus arrangements

    • Do not come to campus if you are feeling unwell, or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If you feel unwell during your time on campus, please leave immediately. In these cases, please get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until you receive a negative result.
    • If you have tested positive to COVID please contact covid-response@newcastle.edu.au
    • Stay COVID-safe by washing your hands, maintaining physical distancing and avoid physical greetings.
    • Use QR codes to check-in where required, and follow rules for wearing masks when you are on campus.
    • We are supporting a COVID-safe campus through regular sanitisation and cleaning, and effective ventilation.
    • Please see the Library Updates and Support page for up-to-date Library arrangements.

    These plans are subject to any changes to NSW Public Health Orders.

    Information for our residents Student living portal

    Travel and health information

    For the most up-to-date information, visit:

    Student Hardship Fund Crucial assistance to students facing emergency situations

    Information for media

    Journalists, please direct all media enquiries to media@newcastle.edu.au

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.