COVID update - Monday 1 March 2021

1 March 2021

COVID-19 update

Monday 1 March

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  • No matter how long it's been since we had a local COVID-19 case in Canberra, you should still assume any cold or flu type symptoms are COVID-19 until proven otherwise. If you do develop any of these symptoms you need to stay home from work, get tested and remain self-isolated until you receive a negative test result.

Current status at ANU

COVID-safe campus alert - LOW

Current level of ANU Alert System

Our current level is "low" with no or low community transmissions in the ACT.

Canberra's Recovery Plan

Canberra Recovery Plan - COVID-normal stage

From 9am on Saturday 20 February, the ACT started operating under a new set of COVID-normal restrictions.

View the latest changes to restrictions on the ACT Health website.

Current situation in Australia

Domestic borders

Image: Australian state border restrictions

Closed – No borders
Strict – VIC to WA
Mild – VIC to SA
Go – All other borders

International travel and borders

  • Australia’s borders remain effectively closed to all but Australian citizens and permanent residents. All returning travellers must quarantine for 14 days upon entering Australia.
  • From Thursday 25 February 2021, any traveller from New Zealand who has been in Auckland (except for transit through the airport from a connecting flight) for any period over the previous 14-days, is not eligible to travel on a quarantine-free (green zone) flight.

Updates on the University's management of COVID-19

  • Draft new University COVID-19 Guidelines have been circulated for comment.
  • Coming soon: on Friday 5 March, the ANU Travel Approval eForm will be re-instated for essential domestic travel requests.