Effective from 11:59pm Sunday 11 July, the Victorian Government declared all of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) as a red zone – see the Victorian Government statement for details.
In summary, if you are currently located in NSW or the ACT (red zones) you will require a permit with exemption to enter Victoria, and will need to receive a COVID test and isolate immediately upon arrival for 14 days. Rules vary for orange zones and cross-border communities – refer to the latest Travel updates.
Updates and reminders for our Victorian Campuses:
- All staff, students and visitors must sign-in with the QR code system to each building when moving around campus.
- Face masks must be worn by staff and students (aged 12 and over) in all public-facing spaces unless a lawful exception applies. The Department of Health has confirmed that this applies to all indoor learning spaces, such as classrooms. For the purposes of communicating, teachers and education support staff are not required to wear face masks while actually teaching. Face masks are not required in staff areas or areas of the workplace that are not public facing. You must carry a mask with you at all times.
- Keep up-to-date with the latest public health directions and exposure sites. Note that there are some COVID exposure sites in Melbourne’s north and west. Check the Department of Health list and call 1300 651 160 for advice if you have attended any of these sites.
- Please do not visit a campus if you are unwell but immediately self-isolate and call the Department of Health COVID hotline (1800 675 398) to find out how to get tested; then self-isolate and stay home until you receive the result.
- Under the workplace directions issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic), staff and students must notify their tertiary education provider if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and may have attended while infectious. If you have been diagnosed or have been informed you are a primary or secondary contact of someone who has, please contact Spomenka Krizmanic the University’s Manager, Health Safety and Environment (9479 2186 or 0447 323 256). This will ensure that actions can be appropriately coordinated within the University and with Government health authorities.
Check your timetable before classes start to see which activities are on campus, and which have remained online.
Support for students
For students who need support at any time, we’re here for you. Get in touch with the University’s Health and Wellbeing services.
For further information see the University’s COVID FAQs which are regularly updated