COVIDSafe update: Masks available across our campuses

New COVIDSafe measures came into effect from 13 July across Victoria. These measures have been put in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that we are all aware of the steps we can take to protect ourselves and each other; and align with the COVIDSafe settings we already have in place at La Trobe.

This includes a strong recommendation to wear masks in indoor and crowded outdoor settings.  

The University is providing face masks to any staff and students who require them, and face masks for general usage are now available at the following collection points:

  • Melbourne (Bundoora) campus – Borchardt Library entrance ground floor
  • Bendigo campus – LTSA Info Centre Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm and Security
  • Albury-Wodonga campus – ASK La Trobe counter, Building 4 Level 1 and Library desk
  • Shepparton campus – Ground floor reception desk, near main entrance
  • Mildura campus – Main Reception in the Brian Grogan Building
  • City campus – Reception
  • Sydney campus – Reception

We also encourage all students to keep up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including any recommended booster doses.  

Other simple steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe:

Get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (noting that with new variants on the rise, even people who have had COVID-19 recently should get tested if they experience symptoms; the updated public health advice is that people who have had COVID-19 recently are only exempt from testing and isolation requirements for four weeks, rather than the previous 12 week period).

Tell us if you test positive to COVID-19 by completing this form and also notify the Department of Health.

If you are a close household contact, you are encouraged, wherever possible, to study or work from home for seven days. If you are unable to work/study from home, you must test negative on a Rapid Antigen Test on at least five of the seven days of the isolation period and you must wear a face mask indoors.

Get a flu shot. These are widely available from pharmacies and GPs across the state.