Information for staff

27 March 2020

On this page you'll find up-to-date information to support you, as an ANU staff member, during these exceptional circumstances. This page will continue to be updated as new information comes to hand.

If you need advice or assistance, please call the ANU Helpline on +61 2 6125 3346 (Option 1) or email

For more information on our response to COVID-19, visit:


Staff e-Form

To help us provide support to staff, please fill in this e-form. This will give us up-to-date information on your current health, travel and work situation. This important information will be kept private and will assist our teams to support you as circumstances on campus and in the wider community change.

Access the form here.


Pause information for supervisors

Check out our central site which contains pause information for supervisors:

Some quick links include:


Key contacts

The following sources of further advice might be useful: 

  • Work Environment Group 


Resources for Remote Teaching

The Centre for Learning and Teaching has put together some resources to assist you in delivering your courses remotely. The resource-rich Wattle site provides guidance around teaching online as you adapt course materials and assessment tasks for an online context. It includes guidance on Zoom, Echo360, converting lectures to text/readings, delivering tutorials and assessment remotely and more. There are discussion forums for community learning and guidance on communication with students. Staff can also book 1-to-1 consultations with ANU learning designers and find out about Colleges' education support services. You can learn more here: Teaching Remotely - Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)


ANU Leave Policy for Casual Staff 

The University has implemented arrangements until the end of semester one 2020 to support our casual and sessional staff. 

If you are unable to work for reasons including building or campus closures, having returned from overseas on University travel and needing to self-isolate, or being diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be paid for the hours you were due to work. There is more detail about support and payments here.  


Support for you

I need some support or know someone who I think needs some help, what should I do? 

If you are feeling worried, anxious or need some support, please make use of the counselling services available to the ANU Community. 

Staff and their family members can access free support and counselling through the Employee Assistance program which can be reached on 1800 808 374 (this number operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week) 
More details can be found at

Multilingual resources

For resources on COVID-19 in 24 different languages, check out EthnoLink's multilingual resource library:



A University-wide COVID-19 action plan is being prepared, covering the main scenarios, and how, together, we can maintain safe and effective continuity of University activities. It won't be a lengthy or prescriptive document, but rather a decision-making framework that I hope will be clear and helpful to guide all our critical decisions and actions over the coming months. I am assuming you will know most about what's important in your area and how to keep that going over the coming months. 

At the University level we have a dedicated team from College and Service Divisions working through the University-wide issues around teaching and research continuity, maintaining safe campus operations, how we can support your ability to work remotely, and most importantly how we can ensure your health and safety.  

Over the next couple of weeks it would be also helpful if you could work through the following with your colleagues: 

  • Consider which activities, projects and initiatives are essential for the ongoing success of your area, and consider deferring those that aren't urgent or essential. 
  • Reconsider non-essential meetings, conferences or time away from essential activities. 
  • Pull together a register of on campus events and functions you are planning over the next six months. 
  • Identify whether you have individual staff who are critical to essential services and what you can do to provide back up for them if they are not available. 
  • Consider what supplies, equipment and other inputs you need for teaching and research 
  • Discuss if and how you can work remotely should that be needed.