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.

Last updated 25 May 2020 10:43am

Parking on campus:

  • For the limited number of staff and students who still need to come to campus at this time, students can park free in any blue, and staff can park free in any red or blue permit areas until 30 June 2020.
  • We’ll continue to review these arrangements, and continue to keep you informed of any changes.

Reactivating our Australian campuses:

  • All decisions about the phased reopening of our Australian campus activities will be made in line with guidelines from the Australian and Victorian Governments and health authorities, and endorsed by the University’s Chief Medical Officer.
  • The University has been reviewing carefully what a return to an on-campus work and study environment might look like for our Australian campuses, and we will soon begin a phased return beginning with:
  • From 18 May: Researchers, including postdoctoral fellows and higher degree research students who need to access specialist research laboratory spaces to continue their research will be able to progressively return to campus where current physical distancing restrictions are able to be met. Caulfield library will reopen between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Physical distancing will be observed.
  • From 26 May: Final year students, including Honours students (and essential teaching staff required for the delivery of these activities) who need to complete practical laboratories, studios and related practical learning activities as part of their final year assessments will be able to progressively return to campus where current physical distancing restrictions are able to be met.
  • From 8 June: Some first year student groups can progressively attend on-campus orientation-type learning activities to introduce them to their campuses and teaching staff.

Staff: For information on the range of OHS measures in place to protect your health and safety, and to control the spread of COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Return to work webpage.

SecondBite free meal package program:

  • National food rescue organisation SecondBite is offering Monash international students frozen meal packages as part of their free food program.
  • MSA, MONSU Caulfield and MONSU Peninsula will distribute the free frozen meal packages at our Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses each Tuesday. Social distancing measures will be in place.
  • Please note there is a limit of 1x 1kg frozen meal package per student for the entirety of the program.
  • If you would like to receive a free frozen meal package, select your preferred date and time for pick up at either the Clayton, Caulfield or Peninsula campus. Further details on the exact pick up location can be found in the above links.

Last updated 25 May 2020 10:43am

  • 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 also ask that you notify University Health Services on +61 03 9905 3175. The only details that we will collect will be your gender, age and confirmed result. This information will be kept confidential and secure and used for the purposes of helping us to facilitate appropriate assistance to University students, employees and visitors by considering our processes and resourcing improvements in response to future pandemic / epidemics of infectious diseases affecting our community.
    • 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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