Keeping our community

At Emmanuel College student welfare is our priority.

At Emmanuel College student welfare is our priority. As a residential community, the COVID-19 pandemic presents our College with unique challenges. Our accommodation settings present higher risk of COVID-19 transmission due to close proximity and difficulties maintaining physical distancing in shared communal facilities.

Emmanuel College has an obligation to minimise the COVID-19 risk to our students, staff and the broader community. We have a strong COVID-safe management plan in place, guided by the latest health advice, to ensure the safety, health and welfare of our staff and students.

All staff and students are required to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, we have increased our safety and hygiene measures and continue to adapt our practices to ensure we adhere to the latest government advice.

We remain committed to continuing to provide an exceptional experience for our students.  

Vaccination requirements for new and returning students

Vaccination is a crucial part of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is shaped by the latest advice from Australian health authorities.

Accordingly, in addition to the College’s COVID-safe management plan, students will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status before arriving at College in 2022. All returning and new Emmanuel College students should have the full COVID-19 vaccination course as scheduled prior to arriving on campus, unless medically contraindicated or if exempt on religious grounds. 

We consider this position is not only in the interests of all students who live here, but also every person they come into contact within the broader community. If a student seeks an exemption on medical grounds, religious belief or practice or refusal they will be required to consult with the Principal prior to confirmation of their offer. We will also continue to monitor authorities’ suggestions and recommendations in relation to booster vaccinations.

The Queensland Government recommends a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which will provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. You can book a booster dose if it has been 4 months of longer since your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. You can book or walk in at any clinic offering COVID-19 vaccines, you do not need to return to where you got your primary course of COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of vaccination

All students will be required to submit their COVID-19 digital certificate prior to arriving on campus for Semester 1 2022. The Australian Department of Health automatically generates a digital vaccination certificate for you after you have had your second dose.


You can find information about how to get your COVID-19 vaccination certificate below.

COVID-19 digital certificates | Australian Government Department of Health

Please note it can take up to 4 weeks to receive both doses of Pfizer vaccine and be fully protected against COVID-19.

How do I submit my COVID-19 vaccination certificate?

We have different procedures for returning students and new students. Dependent on your status, please click the appropriate link below for instructions.


NEW STUDENTS in 2022 – offer accepted prior to 1 Nov

NEW STUDENTS in 2022 – offer accepted after 1 Nov


If you are unwell

Do not come to campus if you are unwell. If have any of the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell, follow Queensland Health advice and seek medical advice and testing.

If you are in residence at Emmanuel College and are unwell or have mild symptoms remain in your room and notify reception immediately via 07 3871 9100. A staff member will explain what to do next.

Helpful resources

Getting Vaccinated

Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or call 134 COVID (134 268) (Queensland only).

Find out more information about COVID-19 boosters here including links to booking a booster dose and the locations of walk-in vaccination clinics (Queensland only).

University of Queensland Information

The University of Queensland is providing regular updates about the impact of COVID-19 on University programs and operations via its website.

For information for students and parents, visit the UQ COVID-19 advice page.

Coronavirus Helpline

24/7 national coronavirus health information line 1800 020 080.

Contact us

We understand that the current environment affects members of our community in very individual ways. If you would like to speak with someone about the College’s pandemic response, hardship, or your personal circumstances please get in touch at



Last updated 20 January 2022