ALL Charles Sturt University students and staff will be asked to download the COVIDSafe app ahead of a planned return for all campus activities in November.
The university has been working through a staged return to face-to-face learning and is continuing ot monitor the spread of the coronavirus.
But acting vice-chancellor Professor John Germov said it was planned that all on-campus activities would resume by November 16, "as long as there are no COVID-19 outbreaks".
The university's five-stage COVID-19 Return Plan began in June and will run through to November 13, following advice from the NSW Department of Health.
"During the phased return, physical distancing of 1.5 metres needs to be adhered to," Professor Germov said.
"We encourage staff and students to download the COVIDSafe app.
The wellbeing of our staff and students is our number one priority.Acting vice-chancellor Professor John Germov
"We will progress through these stages in line with Government advice and if this advice or the COVID-19 situation more generally changes, we will respond and our plans will change.
"This is a complex project to ensure we get our prioritisation, communications and approach right.
"The wellbeing of our staff and students is our number one priority."
Professor Germov said most students would return through online learning.
"The majority of higher degree research and other research activities are continuing on campus with approval," he said.
"Campus services such as food and beverage, library services, student central and counter services will undergo a phased return with limited services in June and July and increasing services in August, with appropriate hygiene and cleaning in place.
"Staff were permitted to work from campus on July 13 with management approval."
Mr Germov said they were monitoring the COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria to make decisions that would minimise risks for all locations.
The university reminds students that people breaching public health restrictions, including travel in and out of hot spot suburbs, are subject to penalties.
"Students from an identified hot spot location who have already arrived for residential schools must isolate for 14 days prior to attending campus," Professor Germov said.
"Students from Victoria or currently in Victoria are no longer able to travel to NSW for residential schools, intensive teaching blocks or workplace learning placements."
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