COVID-19 and Fieldwork (Fieldwork should be suspended where possible)
Fieldwork notification during COVID restrictions (updated 26/10/2021)
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Step 1 - Get In-Principle Approval
Before submitting a fieldwork notification using the form below, first, send a brief summary to email@example.com.
This summary is then sent to HoS for review and in-principle approval, or not. This means you will not waste time completing the full form if your fieldwork is not deemed critical, at this time, by the university.
The summary should include:
Step 2 - Submit a Field Work Notification
If you get in-principle approval
All researchers planning to conduct fieldwork during COVID-19 are asked to ensure the following:
- Ensure all Activities are up to date, approved and have addressed COVID-19 risk factors including disinfection (Refer here and SCI-SCI-SWP-10329), social distancing, potential updated public health guidelines including lockdowns and self-isolation at short notice.
- Ensure all RMF's and SWP's are up to date, are approved, and contain detail around COVID-19 risk factors.
- All UNSW participants have completed COVID-19 Training.
- Complies with NSW Health Restrictions and other state restrictions as appropriate.
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Important: The School of BEES uses SafeSys for the creation and approval of ALL Risk Management Forms (RMF) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP) and Activities.
Fieldwork Notification (FWN)
All fieldwork/off-campus work requires a notification.
Medium to high risk fieldwork requires a formal notification as per the remainder of this page. All medium to high risk fieldwork must be registered at the School level via Microsoft Forms. Instructions for the different elements of a FWN can be found here.
Medium to high risk FWN
Please note at least ~5 working days notice is required during the current lockdown. Submissions after 4pm will not be considered until the next business day.
Problems with the form - report them here.
You will need to be signed into your UNSW Office 365 account (zID@ad.unsw.edu.au) to submit a FWN.
The form will retain your answers entered to date for a particular FWN until you hit the submit button. Once you hit submit, the form is refreshed.
If you want to clear all information entered to date on your FWN whilst in draft/unsubmitted, you have to clear the cache OR navigate back through each page and delete each individual answer.