Mandatory jabs for students, staff to return to universities

The University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of Sydney are among institutions in Sydney, Australia, that will make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for students to return to campus from this week, in line with public health orders, writes Anna Patty for The Age.

UTS said people visiting the campus over the next few weeks, staff (including contractors) and students could attend campus “provided they have proof of vaccination and comply with COVID-safe requirements at all times”.

UTS is among many universities which have made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all staff and students returning to campus. The majority of classes for the spring teaching session, which ends on 29 October, would continue to be held online. But study spaces in most buildings will be open for fully vaccinated students from 18 October onwards, including during StuVac (study vacation) and the final assessment period. The library is already open for booked study seats and click and collect. The campus will not be open to visitors.
Full report on The Age site