COVID-19 latest information

Refer to this page for the latest information regarding COVID-19 and potential impacts to Macquarie University students and staff.

Key points

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or if you have any questions regarding the information on these pages, please email
  • Stay-at-home orders are effective, until at least 11:59pm on Thursday September 30, for Greater Sydney.
  • Staff advised to work from home during lockdown period.
  • Learning and teaching continues to be online until at least end of Session 2, 2021.
  • Only essential staff to attend campus with maintaining 1.5 metre physical distancing and mask wearing compulsory at all times except where there are specific exemptions under the Public Health Orders.
  • Staff check in and out of all University buildings and retail outlets compulsory via Service NSW QR code on return to campus.
  • The University Hospital only conducting ‘Category 1’ urgent surgery.
  • University childcare centres are open.
  • The reactivation of the one person per four square metre rule is now in place and 1.5 metre physical distancing applies until further notice.
  • The prayer room, the Lighthouse Theatre and Safe Spaces are closed
  • Non-essential travel for University business is currently paused while current measures remain in place. This includes previously approved travel.
  • All events for this period are paused or are being moved online.
  • The University Library is closed but click and collect services are available.

Information for our students and staff