UOW responds to latest NSW Health orders for Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour

Changes to campus operations, work and study arrangements

UOW responds to latest NSW Health orders for Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has announced changes to campus operations, study and work arrangements for students and staff in line with the latest COVID-19 NSW Health orders.

Following the NSW Premier’s announcement on Saturday 26 June 2021, UOW Chief Operating Officer, Damien Israel, announced the University’s Sydney CBD and Southern Sydney (Loftus) campuses would be closed until further notice in accordance with the stay-at-home restrictions.

UOW’s Wollongong, Innovation and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campuses remain open for essential work and education. This includes the Wollongong Campus Library which remains open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Student residences remain open, but the same stay-at-home orders apply as to any other Wollongong residence. Student residence staff are providing students with further information and assistance.

All Wollongong Campus eateries will be closed, but the IGA supermarket on campus will remain open to enable the purchase of food and essential items.

The Early Start Discovery Space, Science Space and UniActive facilities are closed until further notice.

Staff are being asked to work from home wherever possible and any classes or assessments scheduled for the period of the stay-at-home orders will revert to online mode, unless it is essential for them to be conducted on campus.

Students and staff attending campuses have been reminded to wear masks and maintain social distancing and observe room capacity limits while on campus, in keeping with NSW Health guidance.

The Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay and Bega campuses remain open, but masks are required to be worn in all indoor spaces, unless the person is alone in a room. Capacity limits of one person per four square metres apply in all rooms.

“UOW remains committed to applying all NSW Health orders and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and the community.

“We look forward to these restrictions being lifted as soon as it is considered safe to do so, at which time we will resume our efforts to restore the vibrant campus life for which UOW is renowned as soon as we can safely do so,” Mr Israel said.

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