Parkville - Re-activation of Campus 2021

Updated 27 May, 2021

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

Seven-day circuit-breaker restrictions for Victoria

  • As announced by the Acting Premier, Victoria will enter a seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown effective at 11.59pm AEST 27 May, 2021.
  • As part of the restrictions, higher education will move to remote learning only.
  • The University continues to meet all government restrictions, including wearing face masks indoors and outdoors, and strict physical distancing measures.

Teaching and learning arrangements

  • The University will meet Victorian Government requirements, and shift to online classes for tutorials, lectures and seminars for the remaining days of semester, until 3 June.
  • Course coordinators will be in contact with students via Moodle regarding classes for the remaining days of semester. Allocate+ will not include changed timetable details.
  • Any on-campus practicals, labs and workshops will be postponed until after the lockdown if possible (unless these can be delivered online), and our libraries will close temporarily for library services, which will instead be offered online.
  • The University will enter semester one Swot Vac from 31 May to 3 June, and all study support activities will continue online. Assessments scheduled during Swot Vac will move to online, be postponed, or rescheduled. For staff involved in assessments, unit coordinators or chief invigilators will contact the relevant staff.
  • Placements will be at the discretion of the provider. Students are advised to discuss their placement/s with their placement coordinator.
  • Emergency study spaces for students who cannot study from home will be available at Caulfield, Matheson, Parkville and Peninsula libraries from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Students are required to swipe in using their Monash ID, or scan the QR code.

Prior to attending Campus

  1. All students attending Campus are required to complete the Reactivating Our Campuses - Compulsory OHS Module on Moodle. You must complete this module, even if you have completed a previous module, as this information provides current advice (5 minute video).
  2. Be aware and informed of the updated requirements provided in the Monash University COVID-19 updates.
  3. Check your Moodle teaching sites for updated information and requirements regarding specific teaching activities.
  4. Lab coats: Students must bring their own lab coats and ensure these are laundered prior to each class. If you need to purchase a lab coat or glasses contact or go to the MPSU FB page one week prior to your first scheduled class. Alternatively, you can also drop by the MPSU office (check opening hours), located on the ground floor, Scott Building, outside the student cafeteria.

If you are not well, do not come to Campus

  1. 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.
  2. If you are unwell, and unable to attend your allocated teaching activities, contact Scheduling Operations using the Allocate+ Help form. Do not email faculty academic or support staff directly.

When you are on Campus

  1. Face masks:
  2. In line with government advice, face masks are now required to be worn until further notice.

    A Personal Protective Equipment Vending machine is available in the Manning Building, opposite the library, where face mask and hand sanitiser can be purchased.

    Students are required to bring their own masks. A face mask includes any paper or textile mask designed or made to be worn over the nose and mouth. The use of scarves or other face coverings is not acceptable. Please dispose of masks in the waste bins (regular bins).

  3. Contact tracing: Monash students must have their student ID card with them at all times, and are required to swipe in when accessing buildings. Non-Monash students (eg students attending ITP from other universities) are required to use the QR code to gain access to buildings (support will be available on arrival on Campus). See below for full details regarding contact tracing, and the use of QR codes.
  4. Follow the instructions provided by staff and signs to enter teaching spaces (note floor arrows in labs) and student undertake lab classes are required to review the Laboratory Safety rules - Semester 2, 2020 (PDF, 0.09 MB).
  5. Students are required to wipe down tables on arrival, and before you leave each class, using the cleaning products provided in each space.
  6. Students must not congregate in groups outside teaching spaces or in public areas, and must only enter teaching spaces as allocated in the timetabled activities, or as provided on the doors outside each space (refer to use of spaces for social/group activities below).
  7. All classes start on the hour and finish at 10 minutes to the hour. Do not linger in spaces before or after class, move in and out of spaces quickly and safely, and use the entry and exit points as marked (where applicable).

Contact tracing: use of ID cards and QR codes

  • All Monash staff and students must individually swipe into a Monash building using their Monash ID (MPass) card. You do not need to use the QR code, if you have your ID card with you.
  • If you are a new student, or require a replacement card, please check the website for details on how to obtain a student ID card (MPass).
  • If you do not have your ID card with you on a particular day, you must use the QR code provided on the posters upon entry to the building as follows:
    • Instructions on how to use your mobile phone to capture the QR code, and complete the form are provided on the posters.
  • Each person must swipe in, or use the QR code, ensuring you do not allow your fellow students or colleagues to enter a building without first swiping in using their own card or completing the QR code requirements.
  • At this stage only building level access is required at the Parkville campus. However, if in future you are required to use the QR codes (posters will be placed on each space door) further details will be provided, and note the following:
    • Once you are inside a Monash building, if you see a QR code displayed on a poster when entering a room or space, scan it using your mobile phone and follow the prompts. 

Study and social spaces

  • Study spaces on Campus are accessible to students.
  • The CL Butchers Pharmacy Library is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, and available to all students. Support for loans and resources are available online.

Student support - Monash connect

The Parkville Monash Connect counter is closed during the lock-down, refer the resources available online.


The student cafeteria food service will not be available until further notice, however we encourage all students to access local Cafe operators as follows, with take-away only:

  • Flipboard Cafe: Ground floor, Building 404, continues to provide great coffee and food service options.
  • Mornin' Vietnam: Walker Street, provides excellent Vietnamese take-away options.
  • Parkside Cafe: Walker Street, continues to provide takeaway coffees and a variety of food options.
  • Microwaves and fridges are available in the student cafeteria for students who wish to bring their own food. Fridges will be cleaned and all food disposed of on each Friday. Note that equipment must be wiped down prior to after use.