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COVID-19 advice

We understand that this is a worrying time for many in our community. We want to assure our staff and students that there are teams across UQ working as quickly as possible to respond to the situation as it evolves, and plan for other possibilities.

This page provides advice and information for UQ staff and students. We would encourage you to check this frequently as it will be updated regularly.

We ask that everyone adheres to the advice from Government.

Updated 22 January 2021 at 8.00am (AEST)


  Latest information

From 22 January 2021 the Queensland Government will ease COVID-19 restrictions for the Greater Brisbane community, reverting to pre-8 January measures.

This means:

  • Face masks are no longer mandatory, except at airports and on planes. However masks are recommended on public transport and where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Scanning QR codes in restaurants and cafes is still required.
  • Please continue scanning QR codes where available around UQ campuses including learning and teaching spaces.
  • If you are unwell and/or have any symptoms, stay home and get tested. Once you receive a negative COVID-19 test, you can return to campus.

Read the latest communication to staff and students.

View the latest advice on planning an event at UQ

View the latest travel advice


Know the facts

Professor Ian Frazer and Dr Kirsty Short return to give us the latest updates on COVID-19. While restrictions are easing around the country, this pandemic is not over yet. Remember first and foremost, stay at home if you feel unwell and keep practising physical distancing and regular hand-hygiene. If we do these things, together, we can keep our community safe and prevent a second wave.

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If you need urgent medical advice call 000.

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