Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and support for the Bond community. Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the Bond community

Last updated 6 April 2020

  • Please note the following information as at 3 April 2020: 
  • The Queensland Government has implemented stronger state border controls. The new restrictions are in place from 12.01am on Friday April 3 2020. These replaced the previous arrangements.
  • The Queensland Government has also implemented home confinement, movement and gathering restrictions which can be found at the Qld Government website. These new restrictions are in place from 11.59 pm 2 April 2020.  

Students should check their iLearn announcements for each subject to ensure that they are aware of any changes to remaining assessments including end of semester assessments. Please contact your subject coordinator immediately if you have any concerns.

  • Do not come to campus if you feel unwell. 
  • Bond University Campus Main Library and MLC are open to students and staff via swipe access using your Student or Staff ID Card. Law Library is closed. Please monitor Opening Hours via the Library website and Library news https://library.bond.edu.au/
  • Lakeside is open for takeaway. All other outlets are closed. The Gym is closed.

General

  • On 4 April 2020, the Government announced international students who have been in Australia for longer than 12 months and who find themselves in financial hardship during the coronavirus crisis will be able to access their Australian superannuation.  For more information see the announcement.
  • See Staff/Visitors and Students travel section for further details on the revised border controls effective Friday 3 April.
  • The Australian Government has announced that all borders are closed to non-citizens and non-residents from 9pm Friday 20 March 2020.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents and those exempt from the new entry restrictions are still subject to a compulsory 14-day self-quarantine period, regardless of where they are travelling from.
  • Anyone who is in at-risk category due to their travel arrangements, or because they have come in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), is required to immediately self-quarantine and contact a fever clinic or the hotline. For more information see Am I at risk
  • Travel restrictions are in place for all current and future student and staff travel. For more information see Travel.

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Bond University response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page provides up-to-date advice for Bond University students, staff and community regarding our precautionary response to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) . 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 daily 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.

 

Am I at risk?

Anyone who is in at-risk category (see below) due to their travel arrangements, or because they have come in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is required to immediately self-quarantine, and contact a fever clinic or the hotline - 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You are required to self-quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure if:

  • You have COVID-19
  • You have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • You arrived in Australia after midnight on 15 March 2020.

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.

Fever Clinics have been set up at both Robina Health Precinct and Gold Coast University Hospital from 9am to 9pm seven days a week. 

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:

  1. Directing them to a fever clinic for testing.
  2. Directing them to the emergency department for treatment.
  3. Advising them to see a GP because it is likely their symptoms are not coronavirus (COVID-19) and can be treated by GP. 

For more information: https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-fever-clinic-getting-tested 

You are eligible for testing if you have a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms, and, in the last 14 days:

  • You were a close contact or a household contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You have been overseas, including on a cruise.

You are also eligible if you have a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms, AND:

  • Work in vulnerable settings such as healthcare, aged or residential care, military, correctional facilities, detention centres and boarding schools.
  • Live in an area where an outbreak has occurred.
  • Live in a First Nations community.

 As of 6 April residents of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns can be tested if respiratory symptoms such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath are present.

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 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. 

More information: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/self-quarantine 

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