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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 12 January 2021 at 4.00pm (AEST)


  Latest information

Queensland Government eased restrictions for Greater Brisbane are in place till 1am 22 January 2021. Read here.

UQ sites in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, Redlands, and Gatton will be open and return to Level 1 in our COVID-19 business continuity plan here.

On campus density requirements are 1 person per 4 square metres for indoor spaces and 1 person per 2 square metres for outdoor spaces – learning and teaching exemptions apply.

You must wear your face mask for indoor learning, teaching, office and other work spaces where 1.5m distancing is not possible, and when travelling on inter and on campus buses.

For all other indoor public spaces – such as libraries, gyms, food courts and museums – you must wear your face mask.

Masks are recommended when moving around campus if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m from others.

The intercampus shuttle buses will recommence from Tuesday 12 January 2021 (St Lucia to Gatton and St Lucia to Long Pocket).

Use QR code registration in UQ learning, teaching and workspaces where the infrastructure is in place.

Read the latest communication to staff and students.


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.

View previous episodes ›

If you need urgent medical advice call 000.


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