Staying COVIDSafe at La Trobe

We are excited to have our students, colleagues and other members of our communities back on our campuses in Melbourne, across regional Victoria and in Sydney to reinvigorate the vibrant campus life we love and have missed.

We also very much look forward to welcoming our international students from overseas.

Safety first

The health and safety of our staff, students and communities has been our first priority throughout the pandemic and remains so. This means ensuring everyone who (is eligible for vaccination) attend our campus should be fully vaccinated. And we will continue to follow government health advice and respond accordingly.

Getting vaccinated

With a focus on the health and safety of our communities, La Trobe was the first university in Australia to announce a requirement for everyone attending our campuses, apart from those with a valid medical exemption, to be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

Read more on our Let’s Vaccinate our way back to campus page.

Staying COVIDSafe

If you are attending a La Trobe campus, please remember your responsibilities around ensuring our campuses are COVIDSafe.

It is important that we all follow both Victorian Government Department of Health and La Trobe health and safety requirements. This includes:

  • Getting fully vaccinated before attending our campuses
  • Maintaining appropriate physical distancing of 1.5m
  • Wearing masks as directed
  • Cleaning or wiping down equipment used
  • Practising good hand hygiene
  • Practising cough etiquette
  • Not attending the campus if feeling unwell

Who to notify if you have tested positive?

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test (RAT), you must self-report your result to the Department of Health as soon as possible via this online form or by phoning the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
  • If you are a student and attended campus in the preceding 48 hours before becoming symptomatic/testing positive you also need to inform the University of your positive test result and relevant isolation period by completing our COVID-19 Notification form.
  • If you are a staff member who has tested positive for COVID, please notify the University via our COVID-19 Notification form
  • You are responsible for notifying those who are deemed your household, workplace and social contact (see Victorian Government Checklists for COVID cases).

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will continue to regularly update our COVIDSafe Plan

It is important that everyone keeps themselves informed of the current government settings and follows public health directions at all times.

What do I need to do if I have been notified that I am an Exposed Person?

If you have been notified that you have been exposed to COVID while on site, then you are considered an Exposed Person. The Government has a checklist (see information on "Checklists for all other contacts" - note, the section for staff and students at schools does not apply to Higher Education) that will guide you on what you need to do. You should monitor for symptom and get tested if you develop symptoms.
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