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 - last updated 5/01/2022

Attendance on campus is to be in accordance with NSW Health guidelines and subject to the guidelines summarised below:

Group 1 – No known exposure

Classified as those who have had no known exposure or symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been designated as a contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 attendance at campus can occur and no pre-screening tests are required.

Group 2 – Recovered from a confirmed (by PCR or RAT testing) infection with COVID-19

Those who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 via PCR or RAT test must self-isolate for 7 days from the day of taking the positive test. If they have been free of symptoms for 72 hours prior to Day 7 of self-isolation, attendance at campus can occur. This is in line with current Public Health Official’s advice.

Group 3 – Symptoms or identified as a high or moderate risk contact

For those who are awaiting result of a PCR or RAT test, or are a high or moderate risk contact of a known COVID case (as outlined by NSW Health), attendance at campus is permitted if they have self-isolated for 7 days and have had no symptoms of COVID for 72 hours prior to day 7 and have had no further contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

  • On campus teaching continues to be scheduled for Session 1, 2022.
  • Physical distancing continues to be implemented on campus wherever possible.
  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces in accordance with the NSW Health rules.
  • Face-to-face meetings are permitted and it is recommended to maintain 1.5m physical distancing.
  • Checking in and out of all University buildings and retail outlets is compulsory via Service NSW QR.
  • University childcare centres are open.
  • Some food and beverage outlets have reopened including the Ubar, Esc Café, Wally’s Coffee Cart and Crunch Café (Sports Centre).
  • The Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre and the Macquarie University Sport Fields open.
  • Events that are critical to the core mission of the University are permitted in accordance with COVIDSafe protocols and event guidance.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus within the preceding 72 hours to testing positive, you must inform your manager/course convenor and the COVIDSafe Team ( immediately.

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