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 and are no longer feeling unwell. For information about testing, visit the Department of Health's website.

If you have recently visited a COVID-19 hotspot or public exposure site, you must follow the Department of Health's requirements for testing and isolating. If you are not sure what to do, check this self-assessment.

Last updated 22 Oct 2021 11:27am

Our Roadmap to Reactivation

COVID-19 confirmed cases and exposure locations

  • Visit our new dedicated webpage regularly to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 positive cases within our community and exposure locations across the University's campuses and locations.

Registering your vaccination status

  • By Friday 5 November 2021 (indicative) all staff, students and visitors including contractors will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (unless a medical exemption applies) to attend our Australian campuses or other University locations (such as offices), in line with Victoria’s Roadmap and the University’s Roadmap to Reactivation.
  • Prior to the first visit to our campuses and locations on or after 5 November, all staff and students (who have not had authorised worker or study permits) are asked to complete Monash’s vaccination status form, and upload proof of their vaccination.
  • Any Monash staff and students who are medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are asked to submit the vaccination status form and provide documentation (e.g. medical certificate or letter) from an authorised medical practitioner to show they are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a recognised medical contraindication or acute medical illness.
  • Please note that your COVID-19 vaccination must be undertaken on the advice of a health practitioner.
  • Eligible staff and students who register their vaccination status to the University by 30 November 2021 will be offered an incentive.
  • For more information on registering your vaccination status, see ‘Work arrangements’.

Onsite work and permits

  • Authorised workers and students are still required to carry permits and photo identification (such as their Monash ID card) at work/on-campus, and when travelling for work/study.
  • Authorised workers and students are required to meet certain vaccination requirements, or provide evidence of a recognised medical contraindication or an acute medical illness that prevents you from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, to attend work/on-campus, and when travelling for work/study. See the requirements for students and for staff.
  • All authorised staff and students who attend the University's campuses and locations for permitted work and study, as well as all staff who work for Monash University and attend onsite work (in regional locations, for example) must provide evidence of their vaccination status that would allow Monash to permit them to attend work on its premises under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.
  • Staff and students can provide evidence of their vaccination status through Monash’s vaccination status form.
  • Once your proof of vaccination or medical exemption is verified, please keep your confirmation email for your records, as you may be asked to show this to security staff as proof that you are allowed on Australian Monash campuses and locations.
  • Security staff will be present on campus and may request to see an individual’s valid permit and verification email if they are accessing buildings for work or study purposes (not in retail settings). If staff or students do not produce these documents, they will be asked to leave and provided with information on what they need to do in order to get permission to attend campus.
  • In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and the University’s Roadmap to Reactivation, they will also need to be fully vaccinated by 5 November 2021 to attend Monash University Australian campuses or other University locations.
  • For more information about permits for Authorised workers, please refer to ‘Work arrangements’. Authorised students should refer to ‘Teaching and learning arrangements’.
Working from home
  • Consistent with the latest state government advice, all other staff must work from home until government advice changes, unless required onsite to deliver and support online education, critical research, and on-campus and virtual operations.
  • For more information, please refer to ‘Work arrangements’.
Access to childcare and kindergarten for authorised workers
  • From Friday 22 October, school students will continue a phased return to on-site learning, and childcare and kindergarten services will be open for children to attend.
  • Ongoing and fixed-term staff who are working from home and balancing homeschooling can apply for up to two days per week (pro-rata for part-time staff) carers leave from their existing accrued sick leave credits, until school returns to normal operations on 5 November 2021.
  • For more information, please refer to ‘Work arrangements’.
Teaching and learning arrangements
  • Semester two and associated teaching periods will continue online. The University will provide an update on when on-campus activities can resume when government restrictions allow.
  • For more information, please refer to ‘Teaching and learning arrangements
Campus operations
  • University Health Services at Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses will remain open, including the COVID-19 Fast Track Clinic at Clayton, and COVID-19 telehealth consultations and testing.
  • For more information on campus operations, including library services, Monash Connect and retailers, visit ‘Campus operations under COVIDSafe settings’.
Your health, safety and wellbeing
  • The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and wider campus communities remains our top priority, and we continue to be guided by the health advice of the Victorian Government and the University’s Chief Medical Officer.
  • For more information, please refer to ‘Health advice and safety measures’.

Last updated 22 Oct 2021 11:27am

  • 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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