Confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Effective 17 September 2021, this page is no longer being maintained.

Please see the latest information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community and affected locations on campus.

Latest updates

Update: 16 September

The University of Melbourne has been advised that a student who attended the Kenneth Myer Building (Building 144) on our Parkville campus on Monday 6 September has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

The Department of Health has assessed Level 4 as a Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, and the rest of the building as a Tier 2 exposure site. Please follow Department of Health advice for Tier 1 or Tier 2 exposure sites as appropriate.

Anyone who attended level 4 (Tier 1 exposure site) on Monday 6 September is required to get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. Day 13 testing is required on Sunday 19 September and you must await clearance from the Department of Health before returning to campus even if your result is negative.

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

Update: 16 September

The University of Melbourne has been advised that two (2) contractors who attended the following buildings on our Parkville campus between Wednesday 8 and Friday 10 September have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The two cases are unrelated.

Wednesday 8 SeptemberThursday 9 SeptemberFriday 10 September
  • Building 169 (Engineering Block F)
  • Building 173 (Old Engineering School)
  • Building 199 (757 Swanston St)
  • Building 200 (Earth Sciences)
  • Building 203 (213 Grattan Street)
  • Building 256 (247-249 Bouverie Street)
  • Building 104 (Alan Gilbert)
  • Building 107 (University Square Underground Carpark)
  • Building 128 (Old Physics)
  • Building 139 (Babel Building)
  • Building 192 (David Caro)
  • Building 203 (213 Grattan Street)
  • Building 379 (207-221 Bouverie Street)
  • Building 104 (Alan Gilbert)
  • Building 107 (University Square Underground Carpark)
  • Building 163 (Walter Boas)
  • Building 195 (South Lawn Underground Carpark)
  • Building 379 (207-221 Bouverie Street)

Both contractors are self-isolating and the University has been in contact with them directly to ensure they are well supported.

The Department of Health has advised that anyone in or around these locations should quarantine and get tested immediately. You may return to campus if you have no symptoms and have received a negative COVID-19 test result and are not subject to any health directions from the Department of Health.

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

Buildings previously closed for cleaning have received Department of Health clearance to reopen from the afternoon of 16 September.

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 at public-health-network@unimelb.edu.au if you are symptomatic or are getting tested for COVID-19.

Previous updates

Update: 10 September

The University of Melbourne has been advised that three (3) students have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week. These cases are related.

The students are based in Melbourne and have not been on campus recently. They are all in self-isolation and recovering, and our Public Health Network continues to offer support.

Anyone identified as a close or casual contact has been notified and close contacts are self-isolating in line with Department of Health advice.

Update: 21 August

The University has been advised by the Department of Health that a member of the public who attended the Shepparton Rural Health Building (Building 696) at 49 Graham Street, Shepparton on Tuesday 17 August 2021 has tested positive to COVID-19.

Our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors. We are working with the Department of Health and notifying potential close contacts while the building undergoes a deep sanitising clean.

Please contact public-health-network@unimelb.edu.au with any questions, and for advice and support if you have any symptoms or are getting tested for COVID-19.