by Katherine Wong
In response to the extension of the Greater Sydney lockdown, UNSW announced that all classes will remain online until the end of Term Two.
The University of New South Wales has just announced that all classes will remain online for the rest of Term Two.
For now, UNSW has not made an announcement on the status of Term Three classes, but it is understood that the University will assess the situation and come to a decision in the third week of August. UTS has announced that their Semester Two classes will operate online until the end of August, while USyd is similarly preparing to return to remote learning when classes commence in August.
These announcements come after the NSW Government revealed that the Sydney lockdown would continue until 11:59pm Friday 30th July due to the high numbers of individuals infectious in the community.
The University is currently in discussions over other UNSW events, including Term Three O-Week and Open Day.
In the mean time, students are still able to access campus buildings via their swipe-card access, though they must wear a mask at all times and sign into areas with the provided QR codes. However, UNSW has urged students not to go to campus unless absolutely necessary.
Any students who require support at this time, should contact the following helplines:
- UNSW Student Support
- BeyondBlue: 1300 22 4636
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- Lifeline: 13 11 14