6 April 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic

How to stay safe


  • Spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. People who breathe in these droplets can as a result catch COVID-19. These droplets can also land onto objects of surfaces, such that when individuals touch these surfaces and then their eyes, nose or mouth can also contract COVID-19. 
  • COVID-19 according to the World Health Organisation is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets of an infected individual rather than through air. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, they quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
Protective measures
  • Follow government rules and regulations.
  • Regularly clean your hands with soap and water to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre distance from people that are coughing or sneezing, this avoids the risk of breathing in small droplets of liquid from their nose or mouth which may carry the virus.
  • Avoid touching your face.Your hands touch many different surfaces which can pick up viruses. Once your hands become contaminated, touching your face can transfer the virus to your eyes nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can cause you to become sick.
Note: information taken from the World Health Organisation.

Government Updates

Public health orders have been put into place to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the coronavirus and they are expected to remain in place until 29th June. So make sure you are aware of the following restrictions. 

  • You are required to stay at home unless shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising, going to work or an educational institution.
  • Public gatherings have been limited to 2 people from different households. 
  • There is an indoor limit of one person in every four square metres on the premises.
  • Businesses, places and services that are closed: community facilities and cultural buildings, entertainment and events, personal services, real estate and auction houses, sport and recreation.
  • Restaurants and cafes have been restricted to takeaway only and food must be consumed off the premises.

In addition, there is a ban on overseas travel and all travellers arriving in Australia from overseas must quarantine for 14 days. Furthermore, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia.

The government has also announced a number of measures to stimulate the economy and financially support people and businesses impacted, such as through the JobKeeper Payment and support payments. Click on the link below to see if you are eligible for financial assistance. 

Other useful information: 

How to stay connected with AccSoc

Like the UNSW Accounting Society  Facebook page for updates on the most recent AccSoc events such as the EY Tax Consulting Challenge, graduate program opportunities, and some helpful self-isolation tips. 

  • Information about all our upcoming virtual events  is posted on Facebook, so make sure to like the page and keep an eye out for more exciting opportunities to enhance your skills and make the most out of your isolation period! 

Follow us on Instagram @unswaccsoc .

  • Stay connected with our team and get a spiel of their enlightening experiences with AccSoc and some useful tips this quarantine season! 

Activites to do during Quarantine

Amidst this period of isolation and social distancing, with universities shut down and many events closed, the new reality of being at home is finally starting to settle in. Being stuck indoors all day can be extremely tedious, so here are some ways you can escape that growing restlessness!


GET CULTURED: Do you have a book you’ve been wanting to read for a long time? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn a language but just haven’t had the time. Or an instrument that’s been gathering dust? It might just be time for you to learn how to cook, or if that isn’t to your liking be sure to check out the Dalgona coffee trend. If you are hoping to escape boredom it might just be time to cross these activities off of your bucket list.


VIDEO GAMES: It is difficult continuing to keep in touch with friends while still upholding the social distancing policy, it may be time to start a Minecraft journey or meet up on the islands of Animal Crossing. 


‘HOP ON DISCORD’: Another great way to hang out with friends might be creating your own Discord! Keep in touch with multiple channels, music bots and have a more interactive online board game sesh – we recommend Avalon and Codenames.


VIDEO CHATS: Zoom is another great way to connect with your friends. There are a lot of fun features to play around with; a great opportunity to take cute Zoom photos, or setting up funny Zoom backgrounds. Another fun idea is to watch a movie and be able to see your mates’ reactions in real time.


EXERCISE: It is important to stay healthy and can be a good way to not be bored especially when cooped up at home all day. Doing a quick routine everyday is not only a good way to keep in shape but also rid yourself of boredom.