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 16 Jun 2021 4:23pm

The Acting Premier announced restrictions will further ease in metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59pm (AEST), Thursday, 17 June.

Please see a summary of the changes to our University operations below:

Mandatory use of Service Victoria QR codes
  • In line with the Department of Education and Training’s latest advice, the use of Service Victoria QR codes for electronic record-keeping will be mandatory for all workplaces to enable the effective contact-tracing of all COVID-19 outbreaks. This includes TAFEs, training providers and universities.
  • The University has displayed the Service Victoria QR codes across its campuses and locations for some time as a secondary contact-tracing measure to Monash ID swipe access.
  • To meet the latest advice, it is now mandatory for all staff, students and visitors to our campuses and locations to scan the Service Victoria QR codes every time they enter a Monash building.
  • Swiping of Monash IDs on door-readers will still be required to enter buildings with restricted access.
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. For now, please refer to Moodle or your course coordinators.
  • Any on-campus assessments, practicals, labs and workshops can commence if they cannot be performed online and you will be advised by your course coordinator if this applies to you.
  • 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 carried out from home can recommence on campus.
  • Up to 50 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). For more information, see here.
Campus operations
  • A face mask must be worn indoors at all times 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.
  • Face masks are only required outdoors if you cannot maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres.

The following services and retailers remain open or recommenced with density limits:

  • 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 Caulfield campuses only) services

From Friday, 18 June, Monash Sport will reopen with density limits and a temporary change to operating hours. The Doug Ellis Swimming Pool welcomes casual visitors, however all other Monash sport facilities reopen to clubs and Monash Sport members only. Live workouts will continue via Active Bodies Online. Contact Monash Sport for more information.

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 (that is, tiers 1-3, a rating system for the level of exposure). To see where to get tested in Victoria, click here.

AstraZeneca vaccination appointments at University Health Service (UHS)

Monash University Health Service at Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula is participating in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Anyone eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine under the government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout program can book an appointment with UHS. You don’t need to have visited UHS previously, you can visit the UHS COVID-19 vaccinations page to make your booking. Check your eligibility here.

Last updated 16 Jun 2021 4:23pm

  • 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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