Staying COVIDSafe at La Trobe

Safely welcoming you back to campus

We have missed seeing our students, colleagues and other members of our communities at our campuses in Melbourne, across regional Victoria and in Sydney during the many months of pandemic-related restrictions.

We are excited about reopening, so that we all get back to 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 as we safely reopen our campuses.

This means taking a phased approach to returning and ensuring everyone who can be is fully vaccinated. And we will continue to follow government health advice and respond accordingly.

Read more about what this phased approach looks like on our Return to Campus page.

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
  • Signing in to every building with the QR code using the Service Vic app
  • Maintaining appropriate physical distancing of 1.5m
  • Wearing masks as directed
  • Cleaning or wiping down equipment used
  • Practicing good hand hygiene
  • Practicing 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

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

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

Return to campus

Return to campus

Get vaccinated for COVID-19

Get vaccinated for COVID-19

For students

For students

For staff

For staff

University statements and updates

University statements and updates

Support and help

Support and help

Graduate researchers

Graduate researchers

Contact us

Contact us