Uni SA returns to on-line learning. Adelaide and Flinders unis don’t

It’s back, “wherever possible” in  response to a “an expected peak” in COVID-19 infections

Masks are now required indoors on all campuses – including for this month’s Open Days.

“Wherever teaching or research activities can be conducted on-line, they should be delivered on-line,” VC David Lloyd tells the university community

And working from home is back for staff, with the university directing meetings be held on-line “where practical.”

Professor Lloyd states the moves is in response to “specific updated information for the higher education sector” from SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier.

“It’s regrettable that we find ourselves having to re-adopt these precautions, but they are our best lines of defence,” he says. Professor Lloyd also urges staff and students “to avail of full vaccination,” including a fourth dose, for those eligible.

The new requirements will remain, “until such time as SA case numbers significantly subside.”

Not at Uni Adelaide

Staff are reminded vaccination is important and while masks are encouraged they will not be mandated.

“The university monitors daily COVID infection rates of staff and students and actively considers the public health and safety of its community, along with mental health and wellbeing, and the needs of students to achieve their learning goals, ” the university states.

Nor Flinders U

The on-campus vaccination mandate continues, and “in light of the current wave of infections, while on campus you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in shared spaces, to maintain physical distancing where possible and to maintain good hand hygiene practice,” says Deborah West, COVID taskforce head.