Uni SA “adjusts” its COVID-19 rules, again

Last week the university returned to on-line teaching, research and working from home, in response to an “expected peak” in COVID cases

VC David Lloyd told the university community that the rules would remain until South Australian cases “significantly subside,” (CMM August 3).

They must have. While exams and lectures remain on-line, as of this week; masks in-doors on campus are “highly recommended” but no longer mandatory, except where public health requirements specify.

And face-to-face meetings, plus teaching and research, “can transition as appropriate over the coming days back to being conducted in-person.”

Neither Flinders U nor Uni Adelaide joined Uni SA in its brief return to all on-line.

Uni SA epidemiologist Adrian Esterman reports the seven day moving average of SA Covid cases nearly doubled from just over 2000 to 4000 July 2-21 but it has been declining since then and is expected to be back at 2000 by end of the week. Hospitalisations are also dropping, “but at a slower rate.”