Update: Statement from Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov regarding COVID-19

19 FEBRUARY 2021

Update: Statement from Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov regarding COVID-19

An update by Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov on the University's response to COVID-19.

Charles Sturt University is continuing to take all necessary steps in regards to COVID-19.

The health and safety of our staff, students and communities, both domestically and internationally, is of paramount concern to the University, and we will continue to liaise with our partners and appropriate bodies to assist in our response.

The University supports the advice of the Department of Health and is sharing this with staff, students and our communities. If this advice or the COVID-19 situation more generally changes we will respond and our plans will be revised accordingly.

Return to campus plan

To make it simpler and safer for staff, students and visitors, we have moved to government tracing systems in NSW, ACT and Victoria.

Everyone on our campuses will be required to check in via the posters and QR codes on our buildings, including staff at their regular place of work and irrespective of how long they will be there. Staff have been asked to assist in ensuring students and visitors comply with this requirement.

Our campus services, such as food and beverage, library services, Student Central and counter services, have undergone a phased return and are increasing services with appropriate hygiene and cleaning in place.

Staff, students and visitors on campuses are also asked to continue to follow the key principles for remaining COVID-safe:

  • Hand hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Practice physical distancing of 1.5m
  • Pack and wear a mask when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms
  • Get tested in you have symptoms
  • Download the COVIDSafe app


We are ready and excited to welcome commencing and continuing students to our campuses for session one of 2021.

We will deliver on-campus lectures, tutorials and practicals in a safe environment, and offer students the opportunity to blend on-campus and online study.

Students can find additional information here: https://www.csu.edu.au/current-students/safety-wellbeing/your-wellbeing/coronavirus.


Since 1 January 2021 staff have been returning to work on our campuses and preparing to welcome students for session one of 2021.

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