COVID-19 Update: 25 October 2021

Update on Victoria’s COVID restrictions  

On Sunday (24 October), the Premier announced a further update to Victoria’s Roadmap. 

Victoria is likely to reach the 80 per cent double dose vaccination target on Friday 29 October at 6.00pm; almost a week ahead of the original Roadmap. 

The latest revision to the government’s Roadmap does not affect the current settings for La Trobe.  

We will keep you updated as and when we receive further directions from government. As always, our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff, students and communities. 

The full details can be found in the Premier’s press release. 

As with the current settings, anyone attending La Trobe’s campuses from 29 October (authorised workers and placement students) must be fully vaccinated and will need to provide the University with evidence (students should contact the Placement team) of their vaccination status or valid medical exemption. 

In the revised Roadmap, regional and metropolitan Victoria will also align with the same restrictions, enabling people from Melbourne to travel to regional Victoria and vice versa without the need for a permit. We are currently reviewing what this means for intrastate travel for University business or study and will communicate with you further in due course. 

Return to campus 

We are currently working on the process for providing evidence of vaccination status or valid temporary medical exemption for when the phased return to our campuses commences – with that date yet to be confirmed. 

A reminder that all people attending La Trobe’s campuses (including staff, students, and visitors) from 1 December must be fully vaccinated  

We strongly encourage all of our staff and students to get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already. This will help protect you from serious illness, hospitalisation, and death from COVID and will help protect others across our communities.  

The Government continues to urge all people with symptoms to present for testing at the earliest possible opportunity, and to book in for vaccination.  

Staff and students based at the Sydney Campus should continue to follow New South Wales Government public health directions and updates from the local Sydney team. 

We appreciate your patience as we work towards the most safe and effective way to reopen our campuses once we are able to. 

Mark Smith
Chief Operating Officer