Geoscience Australia update in response to COVID-19
6 April 2021
The Australian Government is seeking to minimise the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the health of Australians, the health system and the economy.
Geoscience Australia is following the advice of the Government and implementing the following strategies to reduce the impact of COVID-19:
- COVID-safe practices in the Geoscience Australia building: the Geoscience Australia, including the N. H. (Doc) Fisher Library, is now open to visitors. Library Services also continue to be available online. COVID-safe practices, including contact logging and additional cleaning, have been implemented to ensure the health of staff and visitors is protected. The Education Centre is admitting booked school groups, subject to changes to government advice. Bookings for on-site and virtual visits are being accepted up to two years ahead, subject to availability. Classroom Resources continue to be available online to support teachers, parents and students who are unable to attend the Centre in person.
- COVID-safe travel and field work: Geoscience Australia staff will comply with relevant state and territory guidelines while travelling and undertaking field work to ensure the health of staff and the public is protected. All contractors and suppliers engaged by Geoscience Australia are required to apply these guidelines.
- Reducing face-to-face meetings: where possible we are conducting our public talks and seminars, and external meetings virtually.
We will revise our response plan as required and will take additional steps if advised by the Australian Government.
We acknowledge these changes may impact some of our partners and stakeholders. We are working closely with them to find alternative solutions where possible.
All of our services continue to operate and we’re committed to providing these to the public through our online resources. Please contact us if you cannot access services online.