New temporary restrictions within NSW

6 May 2021

These restrictions are enforceable in the Greater Sydney region, including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains from 6 May at 5pm until 12:01am on Monday 17 May.

Macquarie University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor S Bruce Dowton, has made an announcement regarding the new temporary restrictions that have been announced by NSW Health. These restrictions have been put in place as a result of the report of a confirmed case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the Greater Sydney area.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that although Macquarie's plans from our COVID Lower Risk phase are not being changed, all students and staff are complying with the order issued by NSW Health.

The following restrictions are in place until 12:01am on 17 May:

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in teaching, learning and research spaces on campus but is recommended where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Masks are still mandatory on the shuttle bus and in the prayer room.
  • Retailers on campus will continue to wear masks in line with guidance. Students and staff visiting retail spaces on campus are recommended to wear masks.
  • QR Code check-in is mandatory in all Macquarie University retail venues.
  • COVIDSafe Ambassadors will be reactivated in public places to ensure compliance with the health order.
  • Masks are available at all retail, teaching, learning and research spaces and are currently being distributed by Macquarie's Property team.

Students should adhere to all restrictions and make sure they keep updated on the situation until and after Monday. Macquarie University will advise the academic community on impacts to the University aligned to instructions we receive from NSW Health.