Can I visit a UQ site or campus?

UQ  welcomes visitors to our campuses, but at the moment we request that you observe current isolation requirements for universities:

  • If you have travelled from the Hubei province in the past 14 days you must isolate for 14 days from the day you left the province
  • If you are already in Australia but have travelled recently from mainland China or transited through mainland China prior to Saturday 1 February you do not need to self-isolate
  • Travellers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, unless they have been in the Hubei province in the past 14 days or in any part of mainland China on or after 1 February, do not need to self-isolate
  • You must isolate for 14 days if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus from the last date of contact.

How can I help protect myself?

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses include:

  • Frequently cleaning hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or a tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough
  • If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

Please observe and comply with health-related signage around the University.

Should I wear a face mask?

There is no indication or evidence that masks are needed in day-to-day activities around UQ or while using public transport.

Queensland Health advises that only people who have returned from mainland China, are unwell and have access to a face mask should use one. A face mask is not necessary for anyone who does not have symptoms.

Within a health care setting, P2 masks are likely to provide some protection against the virus for anyone in close contact with a person with symptoms.