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USP Computer Labs Observe Social Distancing and COVID-19 Protocols

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Computers at the USP Gym

As part of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) ongoing strategy to support students in accessing remote teaching during the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Laucala Campus computer spaces are now adapted to observe social distancing provisions.

Computer labs that used to have forty computers have been halved to twenty computers to observe COVID-19 protocols and to ensure students have adequate space to study and access their courses. All computer labs are dedicated to students and some, include sitting space to accommodate students using Wi-Fi hotspots.

Five (5) computer labs (ITS3, ITS4, ITS5, ITS8 and 9) are open until 8pm to cater for working students. Sixty computers have been relocated to the USP gym due to available space and proximity of handwashing stations. The computer labs and opening hours are reviewed daily, especially those labs that are open until 8pm, and are adjusted as required. ITS staff will be on hand to monitor student numbers.

Computer labs are now set up observing social distancing provisions

Other facilities on Campuses such as the Library, Book Centre and food outlets will remain open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm,  with social  distancing observed at all times. It should however be noted that all recreational facilities including the gym, swimming pool and playgrounds at Laucala Campus will remain closed until further notice.

Students in our Regional Campuses are requested to observe national advisories and stay in touch with your Campus Directors on arrangements and further advice.

The University is constantly monitoring and reviewing the COVID-19 Pandemic and we request that USP staff and students regularly check their emails, USP website and USP social media outlets.

USP also encourages all staff and students to practice clean hygiene protocols, social distancing and limit travel and movement.



This news item was published on 5 May 2020 03:18:40 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email

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