Supporting you during COVID-19
We are closely monitoring and responding to the latest expert advice from government and health authorities.
Our FAQs provide the most current information and are updated regularly.
The Western Australian Department of Health provides updated health advice and recommendations in response to COVID-19.
What do I do if I test positive to COVID-19?
- Follow WA Department of Health advice after a positive COVID-19 test result.
- Follow Department of Health advice to look after yourself and reduce the risk of transmission if you are a confirmed case or close contact.
- If you are living in a share house, follow Department of Health advice.
- Let us know you have tested positive so we can provide you with support.
What happens to my studies if I'm impacted by COVID-19?
Check your unit guide and LMS page to see what arrangements your Unit Coordinator may have in place to help you continue online or manage any temporary impact.
- If you need to use Special Consideration because of an impact on assessment, you will be asked to indicate the identified period of illness during the application process. You will also need to upload a positive RAT or PCR test with accompanying proof that results have been registered online with the WA Health Department (for WA-based students). If you are seeking special consideration for other COVID related matters, you will be required to provide a declaration outlining details of your circumstances and the associated impact.
- If COVID has significantly affected your ability to complete your units, you may be eligible for Withdrawal without Academic Penalty. Please contact your Student Advising Office to explore your options.
Practical ways to look after yourself during isolation
- Find a support person. Contact a family member or friend and ask them to call you twice a day so they know you are ok.
- Discuss the essentials you need with your support person (i.e medication, how will you get food delivered).
- Open blinds or curtains and let sunlight into your room.
- If you are able, get some fresh air – open a window or go onto a balcony.
- If you are well, try some regular daily exercise – look for some online yoga classes or fitness regimes or even some meditation sessions
- Rather than just streaming, try reading a book!
- Interact daily with family and friends via video
- If you are concerned, book a telehealth appointment to discuss your symptoms with your GP
Here are some free mobile apps to help with your wellbeing.
- Smiling Mind – free mindfulness and meditation app to help you look after your mental health and manage stress and daily challenges.
- Headspace – free Weathering the Storm program available, including a curated list of calming meditations, help with sleep, and at-home workouts or movement exercises.
Important Contact Information
Ambulance/Police/Fire (life-threatening situation): 000
WA Police: 131 444 for issues concerning your self-isolation
COVID-19 information helpline: 13 268 43, 8am to 6pm
Health Direct: 1800 022 222 (24/7)
Doctor Telehealth Appointments
UWA Health and Medical Services
Night Doctor: 1300 644 483
Monday to Friday, 6pm – 8am (next day)
Saturdays, 12pm onwards
All day Sunday
Mental Health Support
UWA After Hours Wellbeing Line: 1300 515 199, 4pm Fridays to 8.30am Mondays
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 (24/7)
Lifeline: 13 11 14
UWA Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Domestic violence support
National sexual assault and domestic violence helpline: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Help in your language
If you need an interpreter, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National on 131 450. This service is free and confidential.