COVID-19 cases in our community and affected sites on campus

Information and advice regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the University community and on-campus locations where there may be a risk of exposure to COVID-19

Last updated 10.15am, 22 October 2021

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.

Campus impacts

The campus locations below have been visited by someone with a confirmed case of COVID‑19 while potentially infectious. This does not mean that there is an ongoing risk associated with the building.

Information is provided about any impacts on building access while cleaning and disinfection is completed and the University seeks confirmation and directions from the Department of Health. Closure and access restriction timelines are indicative only and subject to clearance from the Department of Health.

Building number Building name/location Dates attended while potentially infectious Building status Anticipated closure period
266 11 Barry Street 15 October Open – accessible to approved workers  
177 Baillieu Library 11-14 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students
 
104 Alan Gilbert Building 11‑13 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
102 Bio 21/David Penington Building 13 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
155 Old Geology (North Wing) 13 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
181 Medical Building 13 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
153 Chemical Building (West Wing) 12 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
154 Chemistry East Wing 12 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
165 Chemical Engineering 1 12 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
167 Chemical Engineering 2 12 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  
222 766 Elizabeth Street, Parkville 11 October Open – accessible to approved workers and students  

Please contact the University’s Public Health Network for advice and support if you have visited an exposure site (on campus or public), are a contact of someone with COVID-19, experience any symptoms or are getting tested for COVID-19.

For information about building access and reopening please contact the Service Centre on (03) 834 40888 or via online chat.


Confirmed cases of COVID‑19 in the University community

  • Update: 22 October – off campus

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that two (2) students and three (3) staff who have not been on campus recently have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week.

    The University's Public Health Network has been in contact to ensure they are all well supported.

  • Update: 18 October – 11 Barry Street (Building 266)

    The University has been advised that a person who attended 11 Barry Street (Building 266) on Friday 15 October has since tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with the person directly to ensure they are supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

    We are working with the Department of Health, notifying potential close contacts and arranging a deep sanitising clean of affected areas.

  • Update: 17 October – Baillieu Library (Building 177)

    The University has been advised that two people who attended the Baillieu Library (Building 177) between Monday 11 and Thursday 14 October have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with them directly to ensure they are supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

    We are working with the Department of Health, notifying potential close contacts and have completed a deep sanitising clean of affected areas.

    Anyone who visited the library during this period should get tested for COVID‑19 and isolate until a negative result is received. This applies even for people who have had one or two doses of COVID‑19 vaccine or have no symptoms.

  • Update: 17 October – Alan Gilbert Building (Building 104)

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that a person who attended the Alan Gilbert Building (Building 104) from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 October has since tested positive for COVID-19.

    As a precaution, we are contacting everyone who may have been in or around the building between Monday 11 and Wednesday 13 October. A a deep sanitising clean has been arranged for the areas visited by the person.

  • Update: 15 October – Multiple buildings, Parkville campus

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that a person who attended several buildings on our  Parkville campus on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 October has since tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with the person directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health

    We are notifying potential close contacts and arranging a deep sanitising clean of the areas visited by the person.

  • Update: 15 October – 766 Elizabeth St (Building 222)

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that a visitor who attended 766 Elizabeth St (Building 222) on Monday 11 October has since tested positive for COVID-19.

    As a precaution, we are contacting everyone who may have been in or around the building on Monday 11 October.

  • Update: 15 October – off campus

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that three (3) students and two (2) staff who have not been on campus recently have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week.

    The University's Public Health Network has been in contact to ensure they are all well supported.

  • Update: 12 October – Melbourne Connect (Building 290)

    The University has been advised that a student who attended the Telstra Creator Space at Melbourne Connect (Building 290) on Wednesday 6 October has tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with the student directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

    We are working with the Department of Health, notifying potential close contacts and arranging a deep sanitising clean of the space.

  • Update: 8 October – off campus

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that four (4) students who have not been on campus recently have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week. One (1) of these students is currently overseas.

    The University's Public Health Network has been in contact with these students to ensure they are well supported.

  • Update: 7 October – Little Hall (Building 217)

    The University has been advised that two residents of Little Hall have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with the students directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

    We are working with the Department of Health, notifying potential close contacts and have undertaken a deep sanitising clean of common areas visited by the students.

    We have implemented COVIDSafe protocols and offered our support services to all residents.

  • Update: 3 October – International House

    The University has been advised that two residents of International House have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The University has been in contact with the students directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

    We are working with the Department of Health, notifying potential close contacts and arranging a deep sanitising clean of common areas visited by the students.

    We have implemented COVIDSafe protocols and offered our support services to all residents.

  • Update: 1 October – off campus

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that six (6) students and one (1) staff member who have not been on campus recently have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week. The cases are unrelated.

    They are all in self-isolation and the University has been in contact with them directly to ensure they are well supported.

  • Update: 29 September – Medical Building (Building 181)

    The University of Melbourne has been advised that a staff member who attended the Medical Building (Building 181) on our Parkville campus on Monday 27 September has since tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The staff member is self-isolating and the University has been in contact with them directly to ensure they are well supported.

    We are working with the Department of Health and notifying potential close contacts.

Health advice and support

The University urges any members of our community who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, to seek advice and get tested. Symptoms include fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss or change in sense of taste or smell. Please follow the latest Department of Health advice, call the dedicated hotlines on 1800 675 398 (Victoria) or 1800 020 080 (national), OR call your GP and follow their advice.

Please also contact the University’s Public Health Network for advice and support if you have visited an exposure site (on campus or public), are a contact of someone with COVID-19, experience any symptoms or are getting tested for COVID-19.

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