Your health

The most important thing we can all do  is to 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.  Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. We encourage you to access our support services for students and staff.

If you are feeling unwell, you can use the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) interactive self-assessment tool to help you decide if you should be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are experiencing common symptoms including fever, breathing difficulties, cough, sore throat and fatigue, please follow advice from DHHS, call the dedicated hotlines on 1800 675 398 (Victoria) or 1800 020 080 (national), or contact the University Health Service or your regular General Practitioner.

DHHS have broadened COVID-19 testing criteria to include anyone with mild symptoms. The department has also advised that all staff and students in residential accommodation – even those with no symptoms – are able to participate in testing. If you would like to get tested, free voluntary testing is available at the University of Melbourne Health Service.

After seeking medical advice you should let the University know by emailing Campus Community and also inform your supervisor. A privacy collection notice (PDF 102.0 KB) is available.

If you have recently travelled internationally or have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 please take note of health advice and self-isolate in line with advice provided by DHHS and the Australian Government Department of Health.

Access additional government COVID-19 resources.