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 11 Jun 2021 4:51pm

The Acting Premier yesterday announced the lockdown will conclude as planned in metropolitan Melbourne at 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 10 June, with certain conditions continuing. Please see a summary of the changes to our University operations below, including arrangements for the return of staff to campus:

Teaching and learning arrangements
  • If you can study from home, you should continue to study from home for tutorials, seminars and lectures. The University will update the community when on-campus education can resume for these activities.
  • Any on-campus assessments, practicals, labs and workshops can commence if they cannot be done online.
  • Placements will be at the discretion of the provider. Students are advised to discuss their placement/s with their placement coordinator.
Exams
  • Semester one exams will continue to take place remotely.
Onsite work
  • The government has advised that if you can work from home, you should continue to do so. All research activities that cannot be done from home can recommence on campus.
  • Up to 25 per cent of the University's professional staff who are office-based may attend onsite work at University locations. Local areas will determine and communicate the arrangements with staff. Academic teaching and research support staff are excluded from this cap and are able to return to onsite work (for example to deliver online education).
  • This does not apply to staff in or engaged in the essential services category which includes:
    • Student support services, academic (including delivery of online lectures, tutorials, practicals and workshops) and non-academic, including those in the faculties and portfolios;
    • Staff who are conducting prescribed examinations or assessments, where not practicable to provide remotely, or to support service delivery on site for vulnerable students in higher education and training, where not practicable to provide remotely;
    • Research and research support staff – for more information, see here;
    • eSolutions staff required onsite to manage the University’s network and infrastructure (including security), research infrastructure and platforms;
    • Monash Residential Services support staff;
    • Buildings and Property Division, including cleaning and infrastructure services; and
    • Security Services within Community Safety and Security.
  • As schools will reopen, the ability for ongoing and fixed-term staff to utilise carer’s leave from their existing accrued sick leave credits will conclude at 11.59pm Thursday 10 June.
Campus operations
  • A face mask must be worn at all times indoors and outdoors while on campus and at University locations. If you are in an enclosed space on your own, such as an office, you may remove your mask, but if another person enters that enclosed space, you must both be wearing a mask.
  • Staff and students are reminded that when on campus, you must swipe your Monash ID card on the door reader or scan the QR code every time you enter a building.
  • From Friday 11 June, the following services and retailers will reopen or commence with density limits of 1 person per 4sqm where applicable:
    • Caulfield, CL Butchers Pharmacy, Hargrave-Andrew, Law, Peninsula and Sir Louis Matheson libraries, see library opening hours for more information
    • Monash Connect front counters
    • Dine in services for food and beverage retailers (takeaway continuing)
    • All registered University-community events
    • The intercampus shuttle bus and Monash Security shuttle bus (Clayton and Caullfield campuses only) services
    • Monash Sport remains closed, with approved outdoor usage for user groups only. Live workouts will continue via Active Bodies Online.
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.
  • A reminder that you must not attend campus or any Monash location if you are unwell and/or displaying any symptoms associated with COVID-19, even if they’re mild. Get tested immediately and do not return to campus until you have received a negative result.
  • Please continue to visit the COVID-19 updates website for the latest information, and remember to reach out for support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) on 1300 360 364 or the University counselling services on (03) 9905 3020.
  • Read more about support for students, including mental wellbeing and information for students living on campus.
  • Read more about support for staff, including leave provisions and counselling.

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, as outlined (i.e. tiers 1-3, a rating system for the level of exposure). To see where to get tested in Victoria, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19.

Last updated 11 Jun 2021 4:51pm

  • 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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