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  • The NTG has lifted COVID restrictions, and from 1 pm today, masks are no longer compulsory on our NT campuses.

    Continuing mandatory safety principles remain in place. To continue to demonstrate CDU's commitment to and compliance with Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions, every NT CDU location must continue to:

    • Have a trained and briefed COVID-19 Safety Supervisor.
    • Display required signage reminding people to practice hand hygiene by washing hands or using a hand sanitiser.
    • Supply hand sanitiser bottles or sanitiser stations.
    • Use the Territory check-in system, with a QR Code or manual sign-in for all visitors, general public, volunteers and ad-hoc contractors not engaged by Property and Facilities, noting that:
      • Staff and students only need to check in if not at their usual place of work or study.
      • CDU internal training businesses (including hairdressing, beauty, nail salons or restaurants) must check-in all clients via the Territory QR code or with manual written tracking sheets.
    • Practice physical distancing outside the classroom where possible.
    • Ensure students and staff stay home if unwell and seek medical advice as needed.
    • Encourage students and staff to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe application.

    Please contact hse@cdu.edu.au  Ph: 08 8946 6494 if you require any resources or assistance.

  • As advised by the NTG, the lockdown affecting our Alice Springs, Darwin, Waterfront and Palmerston campuses is over. 

     It is important to note that some restrictions remain in place until 1pm Friday 9 July. 

    • masks must be worn in public and at work where physical distancing is not possible
    • in hospitality venues you will need to be seated for anything that isn’t takeaway
    • indoor exercise and markets will remain closed, no contact sports
    • gatherings in homes will be limited to 10 visitors, not including household members. 

    These apply to both the Top End and Alice Springs. 

    From Monday, our operations, teaching and learning will recommence from campus. We will be reviewing our cleaning schedule to ensure we are providing a safe working and learning environment.

    You must bring a mask to work with you. You are required to wear a mask at all times where physical distancing is not possible.  A mask must be work when you are moving around (eg visits to the tea room or printer) and if you are seated in an area where people are routinely passing your workspace. If you lose your mask, we will have a limited supply available, and we will confirm where emergency supplies will be held on Monday.

    We also require you to use the Territory Check-In app in certain circumstances - if you visit a location that is not your regular place of work or attend the cafes, library, restaurant, hair beauty, and nail salon, you must check in to that location. All visitors to campus must check in with the app on arrival.

    If you have any concerns about returning to work, please raise these with your supervisor.  It is critical you do not return to working on campus if:

    • you have any COVID symptoms, or you feel unwell
    • you are waiting for the outcome of a COVID test
    • you have been directed to serve a full 14 days of quarantine, or you are under stay-at-home orders. 
    • you have been to one of the public exposure sites and are classified as a close contact.

    Thank you to everyone for your adaptability and dedication to our students and business over the last five days. We have learned a lot from the sudden lockdown, and we will discuss these learnings to help us better prepare for any events like this in the future. 

    Please note the Brisbane lockdown has been extended for 24 hours. Sydney remains in lockdown until 9 July. 

  • Queensland and Alice Springs Restrictions

    It has been announced to protect the health of Queenslanders, from 6pm AEST 29 June 2021 to 6pm 2 July 2021, areas in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island will be subject to new restrictions. 

    All Queenslanders must follow the lockdown rules and only leave your home for the permitted purposes and wear a mask when doing so.  For further details please visit: Qld Restrictions

    Northern Territory Government have declared Alice Springs entered a 72-hour lockdown at 1pm 30 June 2021.

    This means that our Alice Springs campus will remain closed until Monday. For all details related to the lockdown and restrictions please visit NTG lockdown restictions.

    As this is a very difficult time for everyone be reminded that the employee assistance program is available to all employees and their families during this time for up to 3 sessions. To access ASSURE EAP Services, make an appointment by calling 1800 808 374. 

    If you have any queries please contact Health, Safety & Environment hse@cdu.edu.au or phone 8946 6494.    

    Please do the right thing to keep yourself and the community safe by being aware of all COVID-19 directions and requirements.    

  • The lockdown in the Darwin, Palmerston and Darwin rural areas has been extended for a further 72 hours, until 1pm Friday and so we’re closing our Casuarina, Waterfront and Palmerston campuses for the rest of this week.  

    The lockdown in NSW is also affecting CDU and so our Sydney campus is also currently closed.

    Most of our staff are set up to work from home and so we hope to minimise any disruption to our teaching, training and student services.  

    • If you are in the Darwin, Palmerston and Darwin rural areas, please abide by the lockdown provisions and do not come to campus. You can see the lockdown information, including exposure sites, here: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au   
    • If you are in Sydney, please abide by the lockdown provisions and do not come to campus. You can see the lockdown information, including exposure sites, here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules

    If you were due to undertake classes, practicals or training in either location this week, please wait for advice from your College about rescheduling.  

    Whatever your questions, our team are here to help. If you have a specific enquiry about the impact of a lockdown on your study, you can call our dedicated CDU COVID helpline on 1800 945 010, which is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm ACST Monday-Friday. 

    • If you are facing immediate financial hardship, including being in lockdown away from your usual home base, please let us know by replying to this email. We can help.

    Sometimes it helps to talk things through. If this is a difficult time for you, for any reason, don’t forget you can talk to one of our professional counselling team. Consultations are confidential and free of charge.

    We’re in this together – stay safe and reach out when you need us.

  • The greater Darwin lockdown has been extended for a further 72 hours until 1pm on Friday 2 July. 

    This means that at this stage, our Casuarina, Waterfront and Palmerston campuses remain closed until Monday.

    All work that can be done from home, should be done from home. 

    If you need to come to campus to collect anything to enable you to perform your job, you must:

    • Check in with the Safe Zone app
    • Check in with the The Territory check in app
    • Wear a mask
    • Limit your time on campus and your interactions with any colleagues you may see.

    Please stay safe and comply with all advice from the NTG. The Buff Club has been identified as a close exposure site and it is critical that if you were there on Friday night (25 June) you must get tested and isolate for 14 days. Stay up to date and informed with information from the Northern Territory Government website.

    I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that this is a very difficult time for everyone and remind you that the employee assistance program is available to all employees and their families during this time for up to 3 free sessions. To access ASSURE EAP Services, make an appointment by calling 1800 808 374

  • The Darwin, Palmerston and Darwin rural areas are now in a 48-hour lock down from 1pm on 27 June 2021 .

    For those who attend the Casuarina, Waterfront and Palmerston campuses you are requested to remain at home and do not come to these campuses.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team at Student Central:

    Please stay safe and comply with all advice from the NTG.  A link to the website is here and the NTG are working to update this site as quickly as possible. 

  • From 6pm on Saturday 26 June 2021, if you have been in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour for any reason since Monday 21 June 2021, you must follow the stay at home rules and must continue to follow them for 14 days after you were last in Greater Sydney.

    Rules and restrictions apply to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney. Additional restrictions will also apply across the rest of NSW to protect the community from COVID-19. 

    In addition the requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises that was recently applied in Greater Sydney has been extended to all of NSW.

    For all details and further information please visit: NSW Rules from 26 June 2021 

    CDU Sydney is now closed for all non-essential purposes. 

    For those of you that have scheduled activities in the coming days, your College will be in touch about your specific arrangements.

    Fortunately, we are in a in a study break, but if you have assessments or placements still underway, CDU is here to help.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team at Student Central:

    Please stay safe and do the right thing to protect the community.

  • This is an important update for all staff and students related to the Greater Sydney region which includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government areas to advise rules and restrictions have been implemented including the wearing of face masks.  

    To view all implemented rules and restrictions please visit:  COVID-19 rules and restrictions for Greater Sydney 

    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in some settings. To learn about when you need to wear a face mask, when you can remove it and who is exempt, please visit: NSW face mask rules

    This is a timely reminder to continue with mandatory safety principles to continue keeping everyone safe. The safety principles include: 

    • Practice hand hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitiser, coughing into elbow and refraining from shaking hands. 
    • Use the NSW check-in system, with a QR Code or manual sign-in. 
    • Practice physical distancing maintaining 1.5 metres. 
    • Ensure students and staff stay home if unwell and seek medical advice as needed. 
    • Encourage students and staff to download the Australian government COVIDSafe application. 

    Individuals are responsible to keep up to date with the continuing changes to travel requirements related to COVID-19 for all states. To keep informed please visit: NT COVID-19 Travel requirements to other states and territory  

    If you have any concerns or queries please contact Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) via email hse@cdu.edu.au or Phone 8946 6494.   

  • With the school holidays fast approaching and plans of travel for CDU staff, students, and family it is highly recommended that you visit the state or territory webpages to ensure you are fully aware of all COVID-19 requirements prior to, during and upon return of your travel.   

    Each state and territory are monitoring the changes and are updating the websites with the most current information.  The following states have identified hotspot locations and have implemented quarantine and testing directions. 

    To stay informed of all COVID-19 information please visit NTG webpage:   

    NT COVID-19 Travel requirements to other states and territory 

    For other states and territory with quarantine and testing directions please visit:  

    Australian Capital Territory 
    New South Wales 
    Greater Melbourne 
    Queensland 

    Vaccination status 

    If a person is fully vaccinated, they are still required to follow all test and quarantine directions. 

    If you have any queries please contact Health, Safety & Environment hse@cdu.edu.au or phone 8946 6494.  

    To those traveling please enjoy your break and please do the right thing to keep yourself and the community safe by being aware of all COVID-19 directions and requirements.     

  • New South Wales The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in New South Wales, effective immediately. 

    List of New South Wales COVID-19 public exposure sites.

    The CHO is directing any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 1 June 2021, or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been to a New South Wales COVID-19 public exposure site at the dates and times to do as follows: 

    • Any person defined as a ‘close contact’ by New South Wales health authorities must immediately get tested and undertake 14 days of quarantine in their home or at a suitable place. They must remain in quarantine (unless to get tested) until noon of the 14th day after they were in a New South Wales COVID-19 case location, regardless of whether they return a negative COVID-19 test. 
    • Any person identified as a ‘casual contact’ by New South Wales health authorities must isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned. 
    • Any person to who this Direction applies must check the New South Wales Health COVID-19 case locations website at least once per day to make sure they comply if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 case location. 

    Greater Melbourne remains a declared hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory. 

    Vaccination status 

    If a person is fully vaccinated, they are still required to follow all test and quarantine directions. 

    To stay informed please visit NTG Health.

    If you are in any of these categories ensure Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) is notified of your return date, date tested (where required) and if you returned to work or study through the period identified immediately, please email hse@cdu.edu.au or Phone 8946 6494.

    Please do not put the community at risk. Do the right thing. 

  • International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance when they are:

    • required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
    • adversely affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).

     For more information on the financial support payments, including eligibility criteria, refer to the Australian Government website

Archived information

Information sources

CDU staff-only information

Access CDU Connect

CDU COVID-19 helpline

Call 1800 945 010

Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19.
The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Healthdirect hotline

Call 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse about your health concerns.
The hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.