COVID-19 Q&A and forums

An important part of our COVID-19 response has been answering questions coming in from our community and hosting forums.


Recent community forums

Forum about our new COVID-safety guidelines

Professor Tracy Smart hosted a community forum on Friday 7 May to answer questions about the new University COVID-safe guidelines.

You can watch the recording here.



Last updated: Thursday 6 May at 4pm

Sometimes finding the information that you need, when you need it, can be tricky. To assist you, we have developed the below questions and answers based on queries coming in from the community.

This page will be updated as new questions come through.

If you have a question about our COVID response that hasn't been answered below, you can ask your question here.

Events on campus

I am considering holding an event on campus. How can I make sure it is a COVID-safe event?

Keep up to date with COVID-safe function requirements by heading to the Functions on Campus Webpage.

The Functions on Campus Protocols are provided within the 'Reference Documents' and 'Related Links'. The Protocols provide information on the current requirements to hold a COVID safe and compliant event on Acton Campus.

For any specific questions or concerns please contact the Functions on Campus team via email or phone  02 6125 4000 (option 3).



Where can I get support?

If you are in immediate danger, phone 000. If you are safe but require urgent assistance phone ANU Wellbeing and Support Line (for students) on 1300 050 327 or Assure Employee Assistance Program (for staff) on 1800 808 374.

You may also refer to Urgent Support for a list of community services available across Australia and locally in the ACT.

Reach out for support if you need it



When will international students be able to return?

The latest update on international student return and the pilot program is available on the studying remotely overseas page.



What is the University's latest advice on travel?

We have up to date travel guidance available to help you make decisions about travelling in a COVID-safe way.

Stay up to date with the latest ACT Health travel advice and travel in a COVID-safe way. Be aware of restrictions in your destination and when you return to the ACT. Check ACT Health's advice per state and territory for more information.

There is a ban on all overseas travel, unless you are granted an exemption.

What travel can be approved?

Please check the controls in place for University travel under the current level of the COVID-safe campus alert system.


Office spaces

Can we share kitchen facilities, appliances, and food?

Under the current level of the campus alert level, blue - low risk, there are no restrictions on sharing ;kitchen facilities. Please ensure that everyone practices COVID-safe behaviour.

More guidance is available in our University COVID-19 Guidelines.


Posters and signage

Where can I get COVID-safe posters?

We have compiled some of the most reliable resources to help you understand current advice and restrictions. This includes guidance on signage and posters that work areas must display, and how to get these printed for your area.