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 09 Apr 2021 2:52pm

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.

Further easing of restrictions under COVIDSafe settings

  • Effective 6.00pm Friday 26 March, COVIDSafe settings will be further relaxed across Victoria following a sustained period of reduced exposure risk and low community transmission of COVID-19 – see here for the full list of changes.
  • From this time, 100 per cent of our workforce will be able to return to onsite work in a COVIDSafe way – with a density limit of one person per two square metres. The current 75 per cent return to work cap will be removed.
  • The University’s working from home (WFH) procedure continues to be available for eligible professional staff who wish to apply to WFH for part of the working week.
  • All professional staff who wish to continue to partially WFH must submit an online WFH application (if not yet completed). Approved requests made in 2021 will be valid until 31 December 2021 – the University will review these arrangements for 2022 based on the experience and impact of the policy during 2021. More information on how to apply and eligibility can be found in this Insider article.
  • Working from home arrangements for staff in high-risk health categories will continue at this time. Any future adjustments to these arrangements will occur in line with government health advice.
  • Face masks will no longer be required in retail settings including the Campus Centre, Clayton, however in instances where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained, wearing a face mask is strongly recommended.
  • You must continue to carry a face mask at all times.
  • Face masks are still required when visiting University Health Services sites, or when travelling in a Monash vehicle including intercampus buses.

An update on QR codes

As part of our COVID Safe plan, Monash will continue to display QR codes around campus, capturing data for the Victorian Government to use for contact tracing purposes should it be required. Monash is currently transitioning to using Service Victoria's QR code throughout campus.

Last updated 09 Apr 2021 2:52pm

  • 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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