Attending campus

What you need to know and do when you come to campus or another University site.

Do not come to campus if you have a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell – however mild.

Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Victorian Government restrictions have eased across the state in line with Phase D of Victoria's Roadmap to deliver the national plan. Find out about our approach to increasing on-campus teaching and learning, research, and services.
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The following guidance is provided for people coming to campus as our on-site activities increase in line with Victoria's Roadmap.

First visit

Before coming to campus or another University site for the first time you must:

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Every time you come

We all have a role to play to keep our campuses and community safe. Stay home if you are unwell, adhere to physical distancing, maintain hand hygiene, cover your cough and sneeze, 'check in' to buildings and spaces , and carry and wear a face mask as required.

We have enhanced infection control and cleaning measures in place to ensure we are creating the safest on-campus environment and continuing to prioritise health and safety.

All students and staff are reminded:

Daily health declaration arrangements may apply in specific University buildings in accordance with the local COVIDSafe plan, as well as in partner organisations such as hospitals and Medical Research Institutes. Anyone accessing these locations must comply with local requirements.

Face masks

Guidelines around face masks are changing regularly. You should carry a face mask at all times and wear one as required under current Victorian Department of Health recommendations.

Masks are required indoors only in limited settings including retail, health care, aged care, and justice facilities, at primary schools and on public transport, taxis and rideshare.

Masks are also recommended if you can’t physically distance, if you have any symptoms, or are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

There are a number of lawful reasons for not wearing a mask where it would otherwise be required. The Victorian Government provides a list of exceptions.

In addition to complying with government requirements around wearing a face mask, if you prefer to wear a face mask at any time you can choose to do so. You should respect other people’s decisions to wear or not wear a mask.

Further information for staff

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COVIDSafe plans

To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community we have COVIDSafe plans in place across the University, including individual campuses, faculties, schools, buildings and operations.

These plans detail the actions we are taking to mitigate the introduction and spread of COVID‑19, including ensuring we:

  • follow appropriate record keeping, health declaration and training processes for students, staff and contractors attending University locations
  • provide guidance to ensure people do not attend University locations if they are unwell, including getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do from there
  • provide enhanced infection control and cleaning measures across all facilities
  • report any positive COVID-19 cases to the Victorian Department of Health and on our website
  • activate additional deep cleaning, disinfection, site closures and contact tracing as needed in response to a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • manage the risks associated with COVID-19 being an airborne virus
  • follow the Victorian Government's six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces

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Face‑to‑face teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will continue in three delivery modes in 2022: online, campus-based, or dual-delivery (blended for onshore students and purely online for offshore students). This offers COVIDSafe study options for everyone, with a campus-based experience for as many students as possible.

The University’s first priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff, and we are confident that our COVIDSafe plans and principles and priorities for on-campus experiences will enable students and staff to safely access campus for teaching and learning activities offered on campus.

For students unable to attend campus for classes, many subjects are available to study online – either in the dual-delivery or online subject types.

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Food and drink vendors

We encourage you to support the local businesses on campus, but remind you to practice physical distancing wherever possible and follow all other health and safety guidance.

With eased restrictions, if all staff and patrons are fully vaccinated, food and drink outlets are able to open. COVID Check-in Marshals must check the vaccination status of patrons and workers serving the public must wear face masks.

The Sustainability Team would like to remind people purchasing takeaway coffees that disposable cups must be disposed of in the red landfill bins. For more information on correct waste disposal, including takeaway food packaging, visit Reduce, Re-use, Recycle


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