Griffith University continues to take the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously.
The University is currently implementing a staged and considered return of on-campus activities, in line with government and health guidelines.
A specialist team is in place to manage our response to the virus, following the advice of government and health authorities.
This website is being reviewed regularly and will include the latest information for students and staff on any impact on University operations.
Latest news - return to campus
Griffith is implementing a staged and considered return of on-campus activities and is currently in stage 3 of our return to campus plan.
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, so that we can adjust our Return to Campus plans if necessary.
Students have the flexibility to continue their studies online for the remainder of the trimester, should they wish.
The approach takes into consideration social distancing requirements in classes, laboratories and around our campuses.
The safety, health and well-being of students, staff and the wider community is our key consideration in managing a campus return.
Most staff should continue to work remotely and only return to campus when they are officially notified that they can do so. Regular communications will be provided about the University’s return to campus plan and you can find the latest information on the return to campus pages.
Student-facing services (except computer labs and Health and Medical Services) remain available online. Students can come onto campus to use these services but are advised to practise social distancing.
Return to campus information
Queensland and New South Wales border
The Queensland Government brought in changes to border restrictions on Saturday 8 August 2020.
The following advice relates to someone who lives in a community on the Queensland / New South Wales border (Map PDF).
Queensland border zone residents cannot travel outside the border zone in New South Wales and New South Wales border zone residents cannot travel outside the border zone in either Queensland or New South Wales.
For more information: visit the Queensland Government border restrictions webpage
Your health and wellbeing
Our primary priority is the health and wellbeing of our University community. We understand this has been a difficult time for students and staff affected.
We continue to work with the Government, higher education sector, government agencies and partners to provide a considered, caring and cautious response to the situation.
Various support services are available for students and staff who have been impacted by COVID-19. Visit the students, researchers or staff pages for more detailed information on the variety of support available.
Queensland Health has recommended carrying personal face masks for use in situations where it is not possible to social distance. Additional information on the safe use of face masks is available on the Queensland Government website.
As restrictions are relaxed, everyone should continue to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene measures to protect against infections.
Griffith recommends students and staff wash their hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based rubs, practice recommended social distancing guidelines and call 13HEALTH if feeling unwell.
Public resources and further information
- Symptom checker
- Queensland: Queensland Health
- Australia: Department of Health
- Australia: Chief Medical Officer
- International: World Health Organisation
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Contact Health and Medical Services
PLEASE NOTE: Telehealth consultations are now available. Please book online or contact your desired location.
- (07) 5552 8734
- Level 1, Student Centre (G33)
- University Drive, Southport QLD 4215
- (07) 3735 7299
- Level 1, Sewell (N12)
- Kessels Road, Nathan QLD 4111
Gold Coast and Nathan
National Home Doctor Service
- 137 425
13 HEALTH is a confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders.
You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
- 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
Allianz Global Assistance offers OSHC and OVHC Visitors Plus members a service that allows you to speak to a qualified doctor 24/7 via phone or video call.
See their website for more information about this free service.
For all medical emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) for ambulance from any phone or 112 from a mobile. Then report the emergency to Griffith security, call 3735 7777.
Visit the emergency room of nearby public hospital (free emergency care to Australian residents):
- The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital at Cnr Kessels Rd and Troughton Rd, Coopers Plains
- Princess Alexandra Hospital at 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba
- Gold Coast University Hospital at 1 Hospital Blvd, Southport