Update on COVID-19 - 22 October

22 October 2020

Dear colleagues and students, 

You may have seen in the news today that the ACT has our first confirmed case of COVID-19 in 102 days, and also that NSW Health have issued a Public Health Alert for the Bathurst region following the Bathurst 1000 motor race on the weekend. 

Although both situations represent a low risk to the ACT, this is another timely reminder that we are still living in a COVID world and the situation can change rapidly. 

Given this low risk there will be no change to our COVID Safe Campus Alert System level of LOW. As always, we will update our community if the alert level changes.  

When on campus, we all have responsibilities to others.  We should continue to make a conscious effort to be vigilant; be vigilant with hand and respiratory hygiene, maintain social distancing, and stay home if we're feeling unwell.  

Symptoms and getting tested 

Please remember that any cough and flu symptoms at any time should be regarded as a possible case of COVID-19 until proven otherwise. This means staying home and getting tested. Please contact communitywellbeing@anu.edu.au if you have been tested or have a confirmed positive result for COVID-19. 


Sometimes finding the information that you need, when you need it, can be tricky. Our COVID-19 webpage provides up-to-date information and we have developed FAQs based on queries coming in from the community. If you have a question that you would like to ask, please send it in

Stay safe, and thank you for keeping our community safe. 



Professor Tracy Smart AO 
Professor, Military and Aerospace Medicine 
Public Health Lead - COVID Response Office 
Australian National University