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.


Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria currently have additional restrictions in place. These restrictions override any other advice presented on this site. We look forward to welcoming more students and staff back to campus.

As we welcome more people and activities back to campus it’s important we all do our bit to keep our community safe and healthy. The following guidance is provided for people joining us on campus with easing restrictions.

First visit

Before coming to campus or another University site for the first time you must complete the relevant COVIDSafe Campus training module and health declaration:

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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:

  • Monitor the evolving list of exposure sites, dates and times and follow directions regarding testing and self-isolation provided by the Department of Health
  • Observe COVIDSafe behaviours
  • Do not attend campus if you have symptoms and please get tested
  • Check in at every building you visit on campus using the QR code displayed
  • If you, or another member of the University community, have visited an exposure site, are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, please follow the University's testing and notification process for COVID-19.

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.

Face masks must be carried at all times and worn indoors when away from your home. They are also recommended outdoors where physical distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained.

For those in student accommodation, face masks will need to be worn upon leaving your room or shared apartment.

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.

Attending campus advice for students

Attending campus information for staff


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Face‑to‑face teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will continue in three delivery modes in 2021: 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.

From the start of Winter Term and for Semester 2, most small to medium group teaching will be delivered in person, on campus, with online options for students who are offshore. We are planning to deliver around 90% of Semester 2 subjects on campus, noting many will be in dual-delivery mode.

The University’s first priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff, and we are confident that our COVIDSafe plans 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.

Food and drink outlets are able to open with density quotients and patron caps in place. We are currently surveying our on-campus providers to see who is open and will provide a list soon.

Food and drink outlets that are not University tenants may also be operating on or near campus for takeaway service.

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

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