The most important thing we can all do during the coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic is look after our health and wellbeing. This is how you will keep yourself, your loved ones and the most vulnerable people in our community safe and well.
Do not come to campus if you are unwell and have any of the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell.
Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and how to notify the University. You must notify the University if you test positive for COVID-19 or if one of your staff or students notify you that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
As per Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advice, from 11.59pm Wednesday 22 July, it is mandatory for people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four allowable reasons. From 11.59pm, Sunday 2 August, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering whenever you leave home across the whole state of Victoria.
This will apply to students and staff coming to the University’s campuses.
When wearing a face covering, you are protecting others. If others are wearing one, they are helping to protect you. And if we all wear one, we're all doing our bit to slow the spread.
Returning to campus
We have commenced a phased, partial return to campus, however it's important to understand that this is not an immediate return to campus life as it was before COVID‑19.
Formal approval is required prior to coming back to campus and everyone returning to campus must complete:
- a Health Declaration
- students (login required)
- staff, contractors with University IT access, honoraries (login required)
- other campus users (no login required)
- the compulsory COVIDSafe Campus online module – available in TrainME
We are focusing on priority areas while minimising density, movement, gatherings and time spent on campus.
Increased activity is being spread out across our campuses and the effectiveness of each incremental change is being monitored and assessed regularly.
We have enhanced infection control and cleaning measures in place to ensure we are creating the safest environment and continuing to prioritise the health and safety of those on campus.
To stay safe, students, staff and visitors must:
- stay home if unwell
- adhere to physical distancing
- maintain hand hygiene
- cover your cough and sneeze
- plan your trip
- minimise movement around campus
- use the Snap Send Solve app to report concerns or problems
- record any contacts – we strongly recommend downloading the COVIDSafe app or keeping a diary to assist with contact tracing