Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and support for the Bond community. Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the Bond community

Updated 15 May 2020

Please note the following information updated on 15 May 2020:

  • Do not attend campus if you feel unwell.
  • If you visit campus you must maintain physical distancing, demonstrate hand and respiratory hygiene, and sanitise surfaces where possible after use.

Week commencing Monday May 18 2020:

  • The Main Library, Law Library and MLC will be open, but a valid Student ID Card is required for access. Please monitor Opening Hours via the Library website and Library news
  • Lakeside and Papyrus 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.

General

  • The Australian Government's COVIDSafe app including general information about the app is available at the following link: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app
  • The Queensland Government has implemented home confinement, movement and gathering restrictions which can be found at the Qld Government website. These new restrictions are in place from 11.59 pm 10 May 2020.

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.

 

Am I at risk?

Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is being conducted in a number of locations. For testing locations see https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-fever-clinic-getting-tested

For students: The University will work with you to put in place a plan to support your studies. Email CV Support. Students who knowingly attend campus during a period when they are required to self-isolate will be in breach of the University's regulations.

For staff: You should contact the Human Resources Team to discuss appropriate work from home or leave arrangements during periods of self-isolation.

For information on COVID-19 you can call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are feeling unwell and not sure if you need to seek medical help, the Department of Health COVID-19 Symptom Checker can help you decide what to do next.

Fever Clinics have been set up at both Robina Health Precinct and Gold Coast University Hospital from 9am to 9pm seven days a week. 

At Gold Coast University Hospital, there are screening stations at the entrances near the emergency department, ground floor foyer, and the level 1 outpatient clinic entrance. The actual fever clinic is located on level five and you will be directed to this location AFTER being seen at the screening station.

There is paid parking out the front of the Robina Health Precinct building or you can access it from the pedestrian tunnel off Bayberry Lane near Robina Hospital. This is the same tunnel that links the train station to the high school. The screening point at the Robina Health Precinct building is in the foyer, on the ground floor. The actual fever clinic is located on level two and you will be directed to this location AFTER being seen at the screening station.

These screening points are staffed by registered nurses who will help people with their coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns by either:

  1. Directing them to a fever clinic for testing.
  2. Directing them to the emergency department for treatment.
  3. Advising them to see a GP because it is likely their symptoms are not coronavirus (COVID-19) and can be treated by GP. 

For more information: https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-fever-clinic-getting-tested 

You are eligible for testing if you have a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms, and, in the last 14 days:

  • You were a close contact or a household contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You have been overseas, including on a cruise.

In Queensland as of 24 April, testing may be done for people who have fever (or history of fever) OR acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you are unwell and you meet the above criteria, you should contact a doctor immediately. Your doctor will decide if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell them about your symptoms so they can prepare for your visit.

Find out more about testing criteria.

You must self-quarantine for 14 days if you are feeling well and:

  • You have been overseas in the last 14 days.
  • You have travelled to Queensland, unless the travel is essential, including for work or medical care.
  • You have been in close contact with someone who already has COVID-19.

How to self-quarantine

  • Stay in your accommodation, without leaving, for the quarantine period.
  • Do not have visitors. Only normal household members should be in the home.
  • Practice good hygiene and maintain a minimum 1.5m distance from others in the home.
  • Look after yourself by keeping fit, eating well, and getting plenty of sleep.
  • Keep in touch with family and friends via telephone, email and social media.
  • If you develop symptoms while in self-quarantine, seek medical attention immediately. 

More information: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/self-quarantine 

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