COVID-19 update

Last updated 3.35pm, 18 August 2022

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, including 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, even if you have a negative rapid antigen test result.

You may be able to study or work remotely during this time, but if you can’t the University offers a range of support services.

Find out what to do if you have symptoms, or if you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19.
Testing and notification information

If you are a close contact (or household contact), you are encouraged to study or work from home, if you can, for 7 days. Further guidance is available on our testing and notification page.

Latest updates

  • Face masks are strongly recommended indoors and whenever you can't physically distance.
    In addition, through to the end of winter, students and staff are expected to wear masks when in classroom settings, except where removing a mask is necessary for clear communication or when a particular activity requires the removal of a mask. All existing exemptions continue to apply.
    If needed, students and staff can access masks on campus as outlined here.
  • The University continues to strongly encourage individuals to remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations but no longer requires evidence of vaccination in order to access campusThere are some circumstances under Public Health Orders and in some host workplaces where vaccination may still be required.
  • Students and staff can get COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters on our Parkville and Werribee campuses throughout August, at our vaccination pop-ups. Find out more
  • We are also providing free rapid antigen tests for students and staff for a range of reasons, including a voluntary testing program to support early detection and management of COVID-19 across our campus community. Find out more
  • Please check our list of confirmed cases of COVID‑19 on campus and associated advice before coming to campus.
  • We enjoyed welcoming students and staff on campus in Semester 1 – many attending campus for the first time – and look forward to welcoming even more for Semester 2.

Supporting our University community

Want to know more?

Watch these short videos about the measures we are taking to keep our campuses COVIDSafe and actions to take to protect yourself and others.