Being COVID-Safe on Campus

All students and staff have responsibilities to ensure their learning and work environment is COVIDSafe. Compliance with the Government Health Directions and the University’s COVIDSafe plan is an important part of creating a safe working environment. 

Here, we’ve put together the steps you need to take to be COVIDSafe on Campus.

Upload your proof of vaccination

Before attending campus, download your digital vaccination certificate (or proof of valid medical exemption) and upload it via our online form – see: now.latrobe/vaccination

Note that proof of third dose or scheduled booster is required for clinical settings and placements in healthcare facilities – see: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/worker-vaccination-requirements

Stay up-to-date with face mask rules, and follow them

At La Trobe’s campuses, you must abide by the latest government directions on face masks. Face mask rules may change, see coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks for the latest requirements.

26 February 2022 Update: Face masks are no longer mandated in most settings (see the Premier’s announcement from 22 February 2022) but we encourage you to look out for the safety of our community and continue wearing masks indoors and where physical distancing isn’t possible. Masks are still required in clinical environments and some classroom settings so please follow directions from your teaching staff.

Stay home if you’re unwell, and inform the University if you get a positive test result

DO NOT attend campus if even slightly unwell.

If unwell with COVID symptoms, immediately self-isolate and get tested. If you test positive for COVID-19, follow the notification procedure i.e. notify the Department of Health, and notify the University if you were on campus (or attended a University activity, placement or field work) in the 48 hours before developing symptoms/testing positive – see: New process for reporting positive test results.

Sign-in to every Campus building

Any person, including students, who attends any La Trobe campus will need to sign in via the QR code outside of each building each time they enter a building on campus. This system is designed to assist with contact tracing in the event of a confirmed COVID case on campus. 

Physically distance and practice good hygiene

At all times practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene, good cough etiquette, and wear a face mask when required.

As a courtesy to your fellow students and teaching staff, and in line with health and safety responsibilities, clean shared spaces and equipment after you have finished using them.

Teaching spaces have been scheduled in alignment with COVID-19 social distancing requirements, although higher education is exempt from applying the density quotient under the current Victorian Government Health Directions that may exist in other settings. We encourage all people to maintain appropriate physical distancing.

Follow the safety signage

Safety signage can be found on campus. Please obey all safety signage and comply with any room capacity limits.

Where to get the latest updates

For the latest from the Victorian Government, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Make sure you regularly check your student email account. You can also stay up-to-date via the MyLaTrobe Facebook and Instagram pages. For more specific information related to COVID-19, please see the Student COVID-19 FAQs page.