Public health materials related to COVID-19
The University of Melbourne has put in place a number of public health measures to help keep our University community safe. You will see signage, posters and floor decals when you are on campus reminding you of COVIDSafe behaviours. In addition, our researchers have made significant contributions to help Australia understand and respond to COVID-19. This page features some of our key public safety materials and expert researcher content.
Bite-sized lectures – COVIDSafe edition
Our COVID-19 Bite-sized Lecture series features University of Melbourne experts taking a deep dive into their research areas of expertise and explaining key aspects the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Jason Monty, Head of Mechanical Engineering and professor of Fluid Mechanics explains aerosol spread, how airflow moves and how his research has led to low-cost solutions being used in hospitals and hotel quarantine to reduce the risk of transmission.
Vaccines: our passport out of the pandemic
Why is it so important that we get most of Australia’s population vaccinated against COVID‑19? And what do we know about vaccine safety and risks vs benefits? Associate Professor Nigel Crawford from our Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and founder of the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre explains why vaccines are our passport out of the pandemic.
Become a vaccine champion
Dr. Jessica Kaufman, Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Research Fellow in the Vaccine Uptake Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, looks at vaccination-related communication, normalising vaccination and debunking misinformation in the vaccine safety space. She also talks about practical ways to become a vaccine champion.
The science of wellbeing
Research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic suggests that we can experience high levels of distress and still feel well and do well. Join Dr Paige Williams from the Centre for Wellbeing Science to discuss the science of wellbeing, examining the three specific ways in which thriving and struggle interact; to help us buffer, to help us bolster and to help us build wellbeing even as we face the challenges of disruption of uncertainty.
With vaccination key to getting out of the pandemic, these clear and concise videos answer common questions and bust widely-shared myths about the vaccines.
Associate Professor Margie Danchin, from our Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Group Leader of Vaccine Acceptance, Uptake and Policy at Murdoch Children's Research Institute, answers some key questions asked by the Australian community about COVID‑19 vaccines and vaccination.
NOTE: This is general information only. For tailored personal or health advice always speak to your health professional.
Key public health messages
A series of short, animated videos, each focusing on a particular aspect of public health messaging.
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|Sanitise your hands||Square||Vertical|
|Stay home if showing any symptoms||Square||Vertical|
|Stay home and get tested – symptoms list included||Square||Vertical|
|Bin your masks and tissues||Square||Vertical|
|It's OK not to be OK – reach out and get support||Square||Vertical|
Signage and other collateral
The University has developed a range of COVIDSafe signage and collateral that you will see around campus. This is designed to keep our campuses COVIDSafe so please comply with the public health directions as signed.
Staff can download signage and posters for local use from our COVIDSafe Resource Hub (staff login required).