Double dose of good cheer

Flinders U staff with both COVID-19 jabs will get two extra leave days

Vice Chancellor Colin Stirling says a good time to take them will be after the formal Christmas closedown, with the uni to run on a skeleton staff for an extra three days. This will mean staff taking 7.5 days of rec leave for a three-week break – or 5.5 days for the double jabbed.

And yes, Professor Stirling and all eligible members his family, are vaccinated. “The signs are obvious that we will soon move to a new normal in which COVID-19 is endemic across Australia … our best protection is vaccination, “ he says.