Hello OASIS friends!

We are pleased to announce that prayer rooms have now reopened.

Oasis is following guidelines and principles as outlined by the South Australian Government to limit the ability for COVID-19 to be transmitted and to spread among networks of people whilst allowing previously restricted activities to restart in a safe way.

Each prayer room has a maximum capacity (based on one person per two square metres and how many people can fit in the room ensuring 1.5m distance between everyone) as outlined below and there are also some new rules around access to ensure the safety of everyone.

We have adjusted the opening hours to allow for prayer rooms to be open as much as possible for the community. We have liaised with the Muslim student groups at Flinders to ensure we are meeting your needs as best as possible.

Prayer Mats, mukena and other equipment have been taken out of each prayer room. The equipment from Oasis, McHugh’s and Sturt has been placed in the Quiet Space (004) within Oasis. Please pick this up during business hours or after hours by requesting to security on 8201 2880. The equipment form Tonsley is with the Concierge within the building.

 

Conditions of Access:

  • Ensure that the amount of people in the prayer room does not exceed the maximum allowed
  • Keep 1.5m distance between yourself and all others at all times
  • BYO prayer mat, mukena & any other equipment. No sharing. No items cannot be left in this space
  • No consumption or sharing of food or drink
  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • After praying, please don’t loiter or socialise in the area

 

OASIS – BEDFORD PARK

Where: OASIS on the Bedford Park campus – opposite car park 5

Opening Hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm 7 days a week

Access: With your student card. Contact Lisa (oasis@flinders.edu.au) to organise by sending through the number on the bottom right corner of your student card.

Capacity:

Male Prayer Room: 4 people (includes washroom and prayer room)

Female Prayer Room: 2 people (includes washroom and prayer room)

 

McHUGH’s – BEDFORD PARK

Where: McHugh’s building (C10 on campus map) is located behind the Physical Sciences buildings. The prayer rooms are located on the lower level (head down the stairs to your right as you enter McHugh’s).

Opening Hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm 7 days a week

Access: With your student card. Contact Lisa (oasis@flinders.edu.au) to organise by sending through the number on the bottom right corner of your student card.

Capacity:

Male Prayer Room: 5 people

Female Prayer Room: 2 people

 

STURT, SOUTH CAMPUS

Where: Sturt South Campus. Rooms S322 (Male) & S323 (Female).

Opening Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday

Access: With your student card. Contact Lisa (oasis@flinders.edu.au) to organise by sending through the number on the bottom right corner of your student card.

Capacity:

Male Prayer Room (Rm S322): 3 people

Female Prayer Room (Rm S323): 3 people

 

TONSLEY

Where: Prayer rooms are located on the ground floor of the Tonsley building. Both prayer rooms are next to the change rooms.

Opening Hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm Monday – Friday

Access: Swipe access is not needed to enter the prayer rooms between 6:00am – 6:00pm. If you require access until 10:00pm please contact Lisa (oasis@flinders.edu.au) to organise by sending through the number on the bottom right corner of your student card.

Capacity:

Male Prayer Room (Rm G09): 3 people

Female Prayer Room (Rm G10): 3 people

 

VICTORIA SQUARE

Where: The prayer room is located on level 6 of the Victoria Square building.

Opening Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday – Friday (and Saturdays during Semester). Please visit here for more information on opening times.

Access: No swipe required for prayer room.

Capacity:

Prayer Room: 4 people

 

Note: once you have registered for access, you can use any location to pray.

I hope this helps you find the most appropriate and nearby prayer rooms for you!

OASIS Team

 

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