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.

Attendance on campus is strictly limited to permitted workers and exempt students, and face masks must be worn at all times.

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 28 Sep 2020 1:36pm

Impact of Victorian Government’s roadmap for reopening

  • Following the release of the Victorian Government’s roadmap for reopening, Monash University is working through the effects of these changes on its research, learning and teaching arrangements, and operations.
  • The University continues to align with all Victorian Government directives, including the six principles for the workplace on a COVID Safe reopening, and having a COVID Safe Plan in place. COVIDSafe principles:
    • Ensuring physical distancing
    • Wearing a face mask at all times
    • Requiring hygienic workplaces
    • Continuing to act quickly if staff become unwell
    • Avoiding interactions in close spaces
    • Creating workforce bubbles.
  • Our COVID Safe plan sets out the actions we are taking to protect our staff, students, visitors and wider campus communities, and our response to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at the University.
  • Thank you for your patience while we work through the necessary changes.

See this State Government resource outlining examples of workplaces that are closed for on-site work, open for on-site work with a COVID Safe Plan, and where there are restricted operations or industry specific obligations.

Last updated 28 Sep 2020 1:36pm

  • 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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