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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the Bond community

Updated 7 August 2020

Please note the following information updated on 7 August 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.
  • Information for new border restrictions including 'Border zone' residents can be found:

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/border-restrictions/border-restrictions-8-aug-2020

Changes effective 27 July - State Border Controls

Every person entering or proposing to enter Queensland from another State or Territory must:

  1. provide a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass; and
  2. provide an undertaking that the person will present for a COVID-19 test if the person develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of entering Queensland; and
  3. comply with the undertaking while present in Queensland.

A person who enters Queensland must quarantine if in the 14 days prior to entering Queensland:

  1. the person has been overseas; or

  2. the person has had contact with a person who is a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
  3. the person has been in a COVID-19 hotspot and is permitted to enter under Part 2 
  4. the person has been a cleared case of COVID-19; or
  5. the person has had symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

COVID-19 hotspot list.

Students who are thinking about travelling to Queensland:

Sports Facilities

  • Sports Facility opening hours for Students, Staff and Bond Elite Athletes (Monday to Friday):
    • Gymnasium - 6am - 6.30pm (Monday to Friday). Maximum of 100 allowed in the gym, no booking required.
    • Sports Hall (Basketball, Futsal and Squash) - 6am - 6pm for 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
    • Beach Volleyball Court - 6am - 6pm. 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
    • Tennis courts - 6am - 6pm. 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required.
    • Aquatic Centre - 8am - 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8.00am - 1pm on Thursday. All subject to lane availability. 1 hour booked sessions.
    • All enquiries to be directed through the Sports Centre 5595 4100

Learning Spaces

  • 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.

Dining and other Services

  • 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.

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 3 July 2020.

Visitors and Alumni

  • 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.

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 

As restrictions are eased, testing criteria is subject to change 

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 been in any local government area in Victoria 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. 

Find out more

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