Macquarie U back to campus plan

Fully vaxed people get first access

The university will follow the state government’s three stage timetable. As of Monday, up to a third of fully vaccinated staff and research students can come to campus, with executive group members deciding who gets the nod in their various faculties and portfolios.

This increases to 80 per cent when NSW reaches that per cent fully vaxed, expected by October 25. Mandatory on-campus classes are due to start October 18, but there will be no large group on-campus classes in the November-January summer session.

As of December 1, “we estimate all staff will be able to return to campus, depending on the NSW Government rules in place,” but the university makes no mention of vax status.

The university “hope(s) to see a return to large group teaching, such as lectures in a number of units of study” from end January.