The below was emailed to all students on 24 June 2022
As you may be aware, from midnight tonight, Friday 24 June 2022, the Victorian Government is adjusting its position regarding vaccination mandates for a range of sectors, including education.
In response to this, and to ensure we are inclusive and transparent in our decision-making, the University is keen to consult with our community regarding our current COVIDsafe settings as stipulated in the COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedure.
This feedback from staff and students will be considered by the University in conjunction with COVIDsafe practices and public health advice, including that of our own public health experts, to help us determine whether we need to change our current settings regarding vaccination and other requirements.
Please note that the current settings remain in place regarding COVID vaccination requirements throughout the consultation process and until a decision is reached and communicated, which we will do as soon as possible.
We aim to implement any changes to current vaccination settings by the start of Semester 2, and a further communication is coming soon regarding next steps for the consultation process.
In the meantime, please continue to look after yourselves and your communities by following our COVIDsafe policies and guidelines which you can find on our website.