COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 updates

We understand many in the Monash community will be concerned about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). We're committed to adapting our teaching and learning, campus experiences and operations to ensure the health and safety of our community. We will keep the Monash community informed as the situation continues to evolve.

You must not come to campus if you're unwell. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms, however mild – fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell – and stay home until you’ve received a negative result. For information about testing, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Last updated 15 Jan 2021 12:14pm

More Victorians returning to a COVIDSafe workplace

  • As announced by the Premier, Victoria’s staged return to onsite work will resume next week as further restrictions are eased across the state.
  • From Monday, 18 January, 50 per cent of the University’s office and support staff to whom the current cap limit applies can return to work at University locations on a rotational basis, or under a nominated flexible arrangement agreed with your local supervisor. Previously, the cap was 25 per cent.
  • Please note this cap does not apply to many of our staff who are required to be on campus to deliver and support education, research and operations.
  • From 11.59pm Sunday, 17 January, Victorian Government advice regarding face masks will revert to the settings that were in place prior to 31 December, 2020.
  • This means face masks will only be required on domestic flights, at airports, in hospitals, on public transport, in taxis or ride-share vehicles, or when going to large retail venues such as shopping centres, supermarkets or department stores.
  • In line with government advice, face masks will not be mandated in offices or locations on campus – except for when visiting the Campus Centre, Clayton, University Health Services or travelling in a Monash vehicle (including intercampus buses) – however, you must carry one at all times. When physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, including in the library, if students are working closely around lab equipment, or if staff and students are working closely on a group activity, it’s strongly recommended you continue to wear a face mask both indoors and outdoors.

Delivery mode for semester one 2021

  • Monash University will provide on-campus learning for students in semester one, 2021 in line with current State Government restrictions. As a result, it’s expected that all students based in Australia will be in Melbourne and attending on-campus activities from the commencement of semester one.
  • As part of the successful, phased reactivation of our campuses and our COVID Safe Plan, our November intake, summer A and B, and intensive unit students have been attending classes on campus along with staff who support these activities. We look forward to welcoming our semester one 2021 students to campus also.
  • In the event your home country or Federal Government COVID-19 restrictions means you’re unable to commence study on-campus in semester one 2021, you will be fully supported to study online so you can progress in your course. Your unit coordinator will be in touch to confirm arrangements.

Last updated 15 Jan 2021 12:14pm

  • The Monash Chief Medical Officer is in constant communication with Australian medical authorities for the latest health and travel advice.
  • We continue to monitor the situation, including the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), US Center for Disease Control and the Australian government’s Health Department, including states and territories.
  • Students directly affected by COVID-19 can contact us at +61 3 9902 6010 or via our enquiry form.
  • Monash also provides free confidential counselling support for any Monash student. If you need support at any time, please call 1300 788 336.
  • If you have tested positive to COVID-19 you must follow the recommendations of your medical professional and the Australian Health Department, including the required self-isolation period.
    • If you are a Monash staff member, you must also immediately notify your supervisor, and your supervisor will advise Access HR via email at hr@monash.edu or phone on +61 03 9902 0400.
    • If you are a Monash student, we ask that you notify Monash Connect on 9902 6011 for further support.
    • You must be cleared by a Public Health Officer and determined to be no longer infectious before you can leave your home isolation and re-enter the Monash or wider Australian community.
  • For updates on Monash College's response to COVID-19, please visit the Monash College website.

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