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Coronavirus information for the USQ community

Update 22 January 2021

With the easing of Greater Brisbane restrictions today (January 22), COVID-19 safe measures are now consistent across all the University’s campuses.

It is no longer not mandatory for staff and students to wear a mask on the inter-campus shuttle, however face masks are recommended where physical distancing is not possible.

Please remain vigilant and if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms, please self-isolate and arrange for a test as a matter of urgency. Please do not attend campus if you are unwell. Your health and safety is our utmost priority.

Current Queensland Government advice is available.

Support for you

If you have questions or need advice, the iconnect team is here to support you via Zoom and chat, or you can join the supportive USQ iconnect Facebook group.

The Health and Wellness Team are also available to support you at this time with a range of resources.

Research students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Research School team at

Please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.

Additional information

Staff, students, contractors and visitors are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the USQ COVID Safe Plan Framework, to ensure USQ remains a COVID-safe educational institution and workplace.

The Framework, adopted from the National Safe Workplace Principles, addresses:

  • Physical distancing, hygiene and PPE
  • Vulnerable staff / students
  • Cleaning
  • Physical infrastructure principles
  • Monitoring, tracing and enforcement
  • Preventative health measures.

The University’s planning incorporates all reasonable precautions and government guidelines to guard against the risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

More information for students can be found on the Studying during COVID-19 page.

Supporting information