Managing a COVIDSafe campus

COVIDSafe plans and principles guide our actions to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community. They align with Victorian Government advice and are regularly reviewed as the situation changes.

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, contractors and visitors 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 measures and enhanced cleaning measures across all facilities, including:
    • more frequent cleaning and disinfection by professional cleaning staff
    • self-service infection control measures, such as 2500+ touch-free hand sanitiser dispensers and 3000+ alcohol wipe dispensers
    • reconfigured indoor spaces and installed plexiglass barriers in some service areas to facilitate physical distancing
    • managing the risks associated with COVID-19 being an airborne virus by adjusting ventilation systems, increasing the use of natural ventilation, encouraging the use of outdoor spaces, and more
  • report positive COVID-19 cases on our website, and to the Victorian Department of Health as required
  • activate additional deep cleaning, disinfection, site closures, contact tracing and communications as needed in response to a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • follow the Victorian Government's six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces

Please also see our approach to increasing on-campus activity in line with the Victorian Government roadmap.