Campus alert system

Current alert level

Our current campus alert level is orange - HIGH risk.

Masks

Wearing of masks is mandatory on campus at this time.

The COVID-safe campus alert system has been established to clarify ANU control practices to be activated as the COVID-19 situation changes in Australia, the ACT and other jurisdictions as appropriate. This will ensure the University will continue to operate in a COVID-safe manner despite changing circumstances.

A detailed list of changes to control measures at different risk levels is provided below. These measures are the minimum required. The local risk assessment should inform any additional measures that may be required.

Any movement within these risk levels will be determined by community transmission in the ACT or the risk of community transmission on campus. You will be alerted immediately via the ANUOK app when there is a change in our level.

Appendix B to the University COVID-19 Guidelines

Controls and activities NORMAL
Green
LOW 
Blue
MEDIUM
Amber
HIGH (current level)
Orange
EXTREME
Red
Controls and activities
Masks No No Mandated Mandated Mandated Masks
Physical distancing No limits A reasonable separation between each other where possible 1.5 meters between each other for any activity face-to-face. For customer service workers, install physical barriers to prevent exposure. For specific tasks, refer to local risk assessment for additional controls. Physical distancing
On campus activity and room capacity No limits

In general, 1 person per 2m2.  However, 100% capacity is allowed in the following cases: 

  1. Activities which are part of ANU core business and involve only ANU staff or students. This does not include social functions. 

  1. Specific venues as listed in the Functions on Campus protocol 

1 person per 4m2

No face-to-face teaching; most staff work from home

Essential workers

Essential work only On campus activity and room capacity
Cleaning Normal Wipe surfaces after use Extra high touch point. Multiple times a day.
Individuals - wipe surface or equipment before and after use
Medium risk cleaning, plus full cleaning for areas where suspected or confirmed cases. Medium risk cleaning, plus full cleaning for areas where suspected or confirmed cases. Cleaning
Functions and events No restrictions ACT Health restrictions ACT Health restrictions, if essential Online only Online only Functions and events
Informal gatherings

Yes

Yes - COVID-safe measures

No

No

No

Informal gatherings

Travel - domestic

Yes

Required travel as determined by appropriate delegate

Essential travel only

Only if for government-related work

Nil

Travel - domestic

Travel - international

Yes

Only if for government or international organisation, or if a travel bubble is in place

Only if for government or international organisation

Only if for government or international organisation

Nil

Travel - international

Field-based studies, professional/clinical placements, internships

Yes

Yes - observe local protocols

Only if essential

No

No

Field-based studies, professional/clinical placements, internships

Vulnerable people on campus

Yes

Yes, if comfortable to do so

Work from home

No

No

Vulnerable people on campus

Visitors to campus (does not include contractors)

Yes

Yes (unless travelling from a domestic hotspot)

Approved by College Dean or equivalent

No 

No

Visitors to campus (does not include contractors)