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COVID-19 information

Updates for CDU Students

We are committed to providing our staff, students and the community with updates on the COVID-19 situation and we monitor closely the information from the Government on relevant health and safety advice.

It remains important for all people stay home when unwell to limit the spread of infection and protect the community. This applies not just to COVID-19 but all illnesses. Changes to public health measures are a timely reminder for everyone to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations to make sure they have the best protection.

When you come to campus, please make sure you:

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    The wellbeing of our CDU community is our most important priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the spread of COVID and keeping our communities safe.

    Protecting yourself from COVID-19
    • Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations.
    • Get tested - no matter how mild your symptoms are.
    • Stay at home while you have symptoms, so you don’t infect other people.
    • Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres away from others where possible. Consider wearing a mask in crowded situations.
    • Know your risk with COVID-19 or influenza, for example if you have a chronic health condition. Discuss with your doctor what you should do if you get symptoms, including if they recommend you take antiviral medication.
    • Prepare a COVID-19 kit and care plan.
    What to do if you are a close contact

    There are simple steps you can take to reduce the risk to others:

    You should only attend CDU campuses and facilities provided you have no COVID-19 symptoms and feel well. You may attend a CDU location, but it is strongly recommended that you:

    • Closely monitor yourself for symptoms
    • If symptoms present remove yourself from the workplace and take a test
    • Maintain good hygiene practices - Washing your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
    • If you cannot maintain 1.5 metre distance or are attending a large group setting wear a mask.
    • Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) may help you to identify the infection early.
    • Avoid contact with people who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
    • It is recommended you don’t visit people at high risk of severe illness, anyone in hospital, or an aged or disability care facility.
    Testing positive for COVID-19
    • If you are based in the territory, you should register your test results with NT Health. Check the registration requirements for your location.
    • If you test positive, whether or not you have symptoms, you should not attend a CDU campus for at least 5 days, positive cases which have mild, or no symptoms should discuss with their supervisor if work from home for this period is possible.
    • Positive cases that are displaying symptoms and are not well enough to work from home should be taking personal leave as per any other injury or illness.
    Testing negative for COVID-19

    If you test negative using a rapid antigen test (RAT), there is no need to isolate, however monitoring for symptoms and taking precautions, such as wearing a face mask when outside your home is recommended as there can be a delay in receiving a positive result.

    Support available during COVID-19 impacts

    Many people are still impacted by COVID-19 and it can be a challenging time for some. We know these times are tough. We’re proud to have a truly national and international student cohort, and we want to say that we see you, we care about you, and we’re here to help.

    The COVID-19 impacts will undoubtedly put extra pressure on you, whether that’s financial stress, family pressures, work worries or all of the above. 

    We are here to help you in every way possible by offering learning tools, financial and personal support and resources you can access from the safety of your own home or in-person.

    If you have questions and concerns about how COVID-19 impacts your study you can contact our CDU COVID-19 Helpline on 1800 945 010.

    International students

    Financial support

    Australian Government Financial support

    If you or your family are affected by COVID-19 you may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Australian Government. There’s a range of financial support and services available during COVID-19.


    Further information can be found by visiting the Australian Government Services Australia If you need a payment page or calling the Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

    Emergency Assistance

    If you are impacted and require assistance for daily needs or support, please contact Student Support via or phone 08 8946 6288.  



     Personal support

    If you are feeling stressed and anxious, don’t face this alone. You can contact our team to make a free and confidential appointment with one of our qualified counsellors: 

    Telephone appointments

     08 8946 6288

    (during business hours)

    1300 933 393 

    (24/7 support)

    Home is not always safe for everyone. If you feel unsafe and need to leave your home to go to a place of safety you can. There is government support available if you are experiencing domestic violence. Please visit the Australian Government's Family and Domestic Violence page for all information. To access the governments counselling and support for family violence call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

    Further information and contact details for additional support services are available on our Counselling page.

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    Staying well

    There are many things that cause stress in our daily lives, such as study, finances, work and family.

    We have put together ideas and resources to help you to keep your wellbeing in check throughout study and life.

    Learn more
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