This page provides up-to-date advice for Bond University students and community regarding our response to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 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.
Return of International Students
The Australian Government originally announced that, from 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated student visa holders can travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. This date has now been paused until 15 December 2021 as Australia gathers more information on the new Omicron variant.
This is subject to change, contingent on further assessment of Omicron. Quarantine requirements and interstate border restrictions are still determined by state and territory governments.
General Health Information
Testing for COVID-19 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.
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:
- Directing them to a fever clinic for testing.
- Directing them to the emergency department for treatment.
- Advising them to see a GP because it is likely their symptoms are not coronavirus (COVID-19) and can be treated by GP.
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.
From 17 December 2021, entry to many Queensland locations and businesses will be restricted to those who are fully vaccinated.
If you are 16 years or over, you will need to carry proof of your vaccination status and be prepared to show this upon request.
Read Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccination plans to see where you’ll need to show your vaccination status.
You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app. The updated version of the app allows you to check in and display your vaccination status at the same time.
You will need to:
- have had all required of an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine before you can add a digital certificate to the app
- make sure that you have the latest version of the app on your device.
Find out about:
- Adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the app - using the Check In Qld app, Express Plus Medicare mobile app, Medicare online account or your Individual Healthcare Identifier through myGov
- Adding your medical exemption certificate to the app
- Adding a new certificate after a booster shot
- Other ways to provide your proof of vaccination
- Checking in with other people
- Adding other people’s digital certificates to the app
- Businesses and locations responsibilities in checking vaccination status
- Information collected by the Check In Qld app
Adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the app
Find out how you can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app by using:
- the Check In Qld app
- the Express Plus Medicare mobile app
- your Medicare online account through myGov - using a browser on your mobile device
- the Individual Healthcare Identifier service through myGov - using a browser on your mobile device.
You can watch this introduction to adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app, and how it can display your vaccination status at the same time.
More information available at https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld/digital-vaccination-certificate
What's open on campus?
Sports Facility opening hours for Students, Staff, Bond Elite Athletes and Bond Alumni:
- Monday to Friday 5.45am – 8.00pm
- Saturday 5.45am – 1.00pm
- Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Sports Hall, Beach Volleyball Court & Tennis Courts close 30 minutes prior to the centre's closure
- Pools close at 6pm Monday to Friday and 30 minutes prior to the centre's closure on Saturday and Sunday
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 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 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.
Links and Resources
Staff and students can get the latest coronavirus information and updates from:
- Australian Govt Dept of Home Affairs
- Australian Govt Health Department
- Australian Govt Education Dept
- Department of Health Queensland
- Gold Coast Primary Health Network
If you have any questions, please email us at: [email protected]