COVID-safe precautions

How to keep our campus free of COVID


Eight COVID-safe precautions support an effective return to working and studying on campus.

1. Physical health

Avondale strongly encourages health habits that assist in building a strong personal immune system. This includes nutrition, emotional and psychological wellbeing, and lifestyle choices.

2. Vaccination

To keep yourself and others safe, Avondale strongly encourages staff members and students to get vaccinated.

3. Stay at home if sick or experiencing the mildest of symptoms

Do not come to campus if you are unwell, if you have been advised to take a COVID-19 test, are awaiting the results of a test, or have been instructed to isolate by NSW Health.

If you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must not attend campus. Stay home to avoid putting others at risk.

If you test positive and have been on campus within the preceding two days to testing positive, you must immediately inform the COVID-Safe Team by email.

If you are identified as a high-risk contact, isolate and get a COVID-test (RAT or PCR). If you return a positive test result, report this to our COVID-Safe Team by email.

4. Physical distancing

Help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by staying 1.5 metres away from other people where possible and avoiding close contact with people you do not live with. 

Signage placed across campus reminds everyone of their personal responsibility to maintain physical distancing.

Along with vaccination, wearing a mask and good personal hygiene, physical distancing can help keep us all safe and protect vulnerable people in our community.

5. Hand hygiene

Maintain good personal hand hygiene to minimise the chances of transmission.

Practise good handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquette to minimise the chances of transmission.

Hand sanitiser will be provided across campus.

6. Face masks

Wearing a face mask indoors on campus is mandatory. Learn about your guide to face masks, when you need to wear a face mask, when you can remove it, and who is exempt.

Follow NSW Health rules for wearing masks when you are on campus.

7. QR codes

Check in once when entering a building (if spending time in it) using the displayed QR code. You only need to check into each building once per day.

QR code use is the responsibility of the individual and may be checked by applicable staff members such as lecturers, food services, or campus security.

Checking in will help make contact tracing quick and efficient.

8. Public Health Orders

Avondale will continue to be guided by Government and NSW Health advice, which will mean continuing to adapt and adjust our approach as required.

Keep up to date with NSW Public Health Orders.

Attending Campus Checklist

For more information, see our Attending Campus Checklist.

Attending Campus Checklist