Complete the COVID-19 health & wellbeing module
14 March 2020
We can’t wait to see you on-campus on Monday 16 March.
I understand many of you will be concerned about COVID-19. We continue to closely monitor the situation as it continues to evolve and unfold around the world. This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic and Friday’s Federal Government announcement responded to that declaration.
In that announcement the Prime Minister made clear that 'essential gatherings’ such as university classes are exempt from the advice against gatherings of 500 or more. This advice from the federal government is based on advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officers.
We, as a University, are prepared. We have already made a number of changes to our University teaching, learning, campus experiences and operations, particularly cleaning – and will continue to do so to safeguard the health and safety of our community.
As we make further changes, I will keep you informed about what will occur and when. Our next steps will be informed by the overall guidance from WHO, and decisions made by the Federal and State Governments and associated health services.
Mandatory training on health advice
The health and wellbeing of our Monash community is our top priority, that’s why we’re providing all students with information about how to best prevent infection or further spread of infection by maintaining recommended hygiene practices.
To support this, you’ve been auto-enrolled to watch a mandatory short training video in Moodle by Friday, 20 March 2020 - it will only take a couple of minutes.
To read about the safety measures and changes Monash has implemented in relation to COVID-19 and for the latest information and resources, including university travel updates, please visit the website and online fact sheet.
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus on Monday.
Professor Margaret Gardner AC
President and Vice-Chancellor