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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the Bond community

Updated 13 January 2021

Face Masks

The Queensland Government has issued a direction requiring the mandatory wearing of masks in some circumstances.  Consistent with that direction: 

All staff, students and visitors to the Bond University Campus who reside in the Greater Brisbane region and/or have visited the Greater Brisbane region since 7am on 2 January 2021, unless 14 days have passed since that visit (the impacted area) are required to comply with government directions, including by:

  • carrying a face mask at all times and
  • wearing a face mask in indoor spaces except, 
    • in workplaces if you are able to physically distance from colleagues and visitors
    • student residences if you are able to physically distance from other residents, staff and visitors.

Anyone who has been in an impacted area must wear a face mask while visiting the gym, library, lectures, or any other public indoor area on campus.

It is not mandatory for lecturers and tutors to wear face masks while delivering classes, but students who have been in an impacted area should put on their mask.

You are not required to wear a face mask while at one of the campus food and beverage outlets.  However, all staff working in our cafes and coffee carts who have been in an impacted area will be wearing masks.

This direction applies from 6.00pm on 11 January 2021 until 1.00am on 22 January 2021, unless it is revoked or replaced by the Queensland Government.

Staff and students who are not impacted by this direction are still required to take all covid-safe precautions.  Regardless of your circumstances, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, then you should do so.

Further information on the Queensland Government orders is available from: 

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions

General Information for students

Staying COVID-safe on campus

Domestic borders - (changes relating to NSW border closure)

The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently specific parts of New South Wales are hotspots.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/border-restrictions

International borders

Queensland Health has clarified quarantine arrangements for New Zealanders entering Australia. From Wednesday 16 December :

  • anyone from New Zealand who travels to Australia on a quarantine-free flight can come to Queensland without needing to quarantine.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/quarantine-for-persons-arriving-from-overseas

International borders remain closed to all other non-citizens and non-residents. The Department of Home Affairs website should be monitored regularly to see if this situation changes https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/.

Australian citizens and permanent residents and those exempt from the new entry restrictions are subject to a compulsory 14-day self-quarantine period upon returning to Australia regardless of where they are travelling from.

Bond University response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page provides up-to-date advice for Bond University students and community regarding our response to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) . This website will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

As part of Bond's commitment to our community's health and safety we have set up a Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Response Team, which is monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from Government agencies and global organisations. The University is taking advice from both Federal and State authorities in responding to potential risks and will provide the latest advice and information to our community on this website over the coming period.

What's open on campus?

Sports Facility opening hours for Students, Staff and Bond Elite Athletes (Monday to Friday):

  • Gymnasium - 6am - 7.30pm (Monday to Friday) 6am - 1pm (Saturday). Maximum of 110 allowed in the gym, no booking required.
  • Sports Hall - 6am - 7pm (Monday to Friday) 6am - 12.30pm (Saturday) for 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
  • Beach Volleyball Court - 6am - 7pm (Monday to Friday) 6am - 12.30pm (Saturday). 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
  • Tennis courts - 6am - 7pm (Monday to Friday) 6am - 12.30pm (Saturday). 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
  • Aquatic Centre - 8am - 3pm and then 6pm to 7pm (Monday to Friday) 9am - 12.30pm (Saturday). All subject to lane availability. 1 hour booked sessions.
  • All enquiries to be directed through the Sports Centre +61 7 5595 4100
  • The Main Library, Law Library, MLC, Business Commons and HSM will be open, but a valid Student ID Card is required for access. Please monitor Opening Hours via the Library website and Library news
  • Alumni should visit the Security office on arrival to obtain access to the Library and MLC via a Alumni Access card.
  • University Club will be open - Bookings only with limited seating arrangements.
  • Lakeside will be open for dining (with limited seating arrangements) and takeaway. Opening hours will be displayed upon entry.
  • Papyrus and Pulse will be open for takeaway only. Opening hours will be displayed at each outlet.
  • Bond express will be open. Opening hours will be displayed at the entry.
  • Medical Centre will be open.
  • The Main Library, Law Library, MLC, Business Commons and HSM will be open, but a valid Student or Staff ID Card is required for access. Please monitor opening hours via the Library website and Library news.
  • Alumni should visit the Security office on arrival to obtain access to the Library and MLC via an Alumni Access card.
  • All visitors to campus should visit the Security office on arrival. Visitors and local High School students do not currently have general access to the Campus or buildings.

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