Information on events and our campus
The University campus, MQ Hospital and Clinics of MQ Health in the Clinic Building remain open.
- Macquarie University City Campus is closed.
- To support our retail outlets rent relief will be extended to businesses on site to support their ongoing viability.
- Macquarie University Childcare Centres remain open.
- Macquarie University indoor events permitted from 1 July as long a one person per square meter rule observed with not upper limit on numbers. Events must be seating only.
Security on North Ryde Campus
- If you need immediate assistance on Campus, call 02 9850 9999.
- A free shuttle bus runs around Campus from 4pm until 12am from Mondays to Fridays during session. This is generally the best way to get to accommodation, if you live on campus. Phone 9850 7112 to check if the shuttle is running. A map of stops and timetable is available here
- Campus Security offers a walking escort for students and staff who do not want to walk alone on Campus. To organise this service, please call Security on 02 9850 7112, giving as much notice as you can. Security escorts will walk you from any location on Campus to the railway station, campus bus stops, the surrounding carpark areas or any of the University campus accommodation areas. This service operates every day of the year.
- Macquarie University has Emergency Help points throughout the University. The Help points are either on posts or on walls of University buildings. These Help points can be activated by pressing the red button on the unit. Pressing a Help point button will connect you with Campus Security so that you can speak with them to get assistance. Campus Security are on-site 24 x 7 and are able to respond to any emergency. The map of Help points is available here.
- If you have further questions or concerns about security on Campus, you are welcome to contact either Security on 02 9850 7112, or the Manager of Security, John Durbridge on 02 9850 7174.
- General Parking Zones 1, 2 and 3 are available to all staff who are continuing to work on campus during this period, without infringement.
- All staff and students will be provided with a three-month suspension (until 30 June 2020) of all car parking fees. Staff that salary sacrifice to pay for parking will have the suspension applied from 8 April 2020 for university staff, and 12 April 2020 for entity staff, to align to the next pay run. Staff and students that have pre-paid for parking will receive a 3-month credit against parking for the next calendar year. We will be reviewing the period of suspension on an ongoing basis.
- Staff are asked to redirect mail to an alternative address while we are working remotely
- Post arriving at the mail room will be held by them for collection at a later date. Mail room can be contacted on 02 9850 7171 or email.
Hygiene and signage
We ask that members of our University community follow hygiene guidance from NSW Health to protect themselves and those around them.
- Clean your hands with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has flu-like symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, headache and fatigue.
- Stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
Face masks are not recommended for the general population. Standard surgical masks block liquid droplets and may lower the chance of catching the virus from another person. However, these masks don’t offer full protection against airborne viruses.
Additional signage has been posted to remind people of good hygiene practices.
To facilitate a safe return to campus a series of resources have been developed to support personal distancing practices:
- COVID-19 Physical Distancing Assessment Guide
- COVID-19 Cleaning Factsheet
- COVID-19 Emergency Response Guide
- COVIDSafe Signage Protocol
- COVID-19 Teaching Spaces Poster
- COVID-19 Kitchen Poster
- COVID-19 Laboratories Poster
- COVID-19 Meeting Room Poster
- COVID-19 Science Lab Poster
- COVID-19 Room Poster
- COVIDSafe Poster
- COVIDSafe Badge
- Kitchen cleaning poster
- Meeting room cleaning poster
Do not attend public events or gatherings if you have flu symptoms.
Macquarie University indoor events permitted from July 1 as long a one person per square meter rule observed with not upper limit on numbers. Events must be seating only.
The April Graduation ceremonies are also cancelled. Graduates will be graduated in absentia and all fees for graduation will be refunded. Students who were expecting to graduate will be able to receive testamurs and transcripts in order to fulfil job application requirements. We understand that Graduation is a special moment in the lives of students, their families and friends, and we will look to arrange an alternative Graduation event at a future date.