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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the Bond community

Updated 3 July 2020

Please note the following information updated on 3 July 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.

Changes effective 3 July - State Border Controls

The Queensland Government has implemented revised state border controls. The new restrictions are effective from 12 Noon 03 July 2020 and are in place until further notice.

Queensland’s borders will remain closed to anyone who has been in Victoria within the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are a Queensland resident or non-Queensland resident.

Any person who has been in any local government area within the State of Victoria within the last 14 days should not come to Queensland. If they do, they must undergo mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for a minimum of 14 days.

Changes effective 10 July - State Border Controls

From 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.

If any person entering Queensland from whatever place has spent time in any local government area in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.

Students who are thinking about travelling to Queensland:

Sports Facilities

  • Sports Facility opening hours for Students and Elite Athletes only (subject to availability):
    • Gymnasium - 7.30am to 6.30pm (Monday to Friday). 1 hour pre booked session available - 15 min clean and sanitation between sessions
    • Sports Hall – 8am to 6pm Basketball, Futsall and Squash. 1 hour booked sessions – own equipment required
    • Aquatic Centre - 5am to 8am Elite Squad training (Mon-Sat); 8am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri – subject to lane availability. 1hr booked sessions.
    • ***The 50m pool and 25m pool and the Spa will be open.
    • Tennis Courts - 8am to 6pm. 1 hr bookings – own equipment.
    • AFL and Rugby Fields - 8am to 5pm 1 hours sessions – up to 20 pax in a group – up to 2 groups per field (no crossover)
    • All enquiries to be directed through the Sports Centre  55954100

Learning Spaces

  • 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
  • ****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 11.59 pm 10 May 2020.

Visitors and Alumni

  • The Main Library, Law Library and MLC 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 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. 

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

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