COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

This page will be regularly updated with the latest information and the College’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Page updated 26 February 2021

The College is taking a proactive approach to managing the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Staff and student wellbeing is the primary factor in all our decision making about COVID-19, and our focus remains the safety of the College community (see below for student support). We are taking the needs of each community group and division into account, and we are also working closely with the University in developing our ongoing response.

This is a difficult time for our many international students. Our international community is highly valued and we are doing everything we can to support our students.

Monash College will continue to carefully monitor this situation and will act with speed to protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. Updates will be provided as soon as they are available.


Current Situation

  • As announced by the Premier, Victoria returned to its previous COVIDSafe settings from 11:59pm Friday 26 February.
  • All College sites reopened on Thursday 18 February in line with Victorian Government restrictions and density requirements. Face-to-face classes and on-campus activities also resumed.
  • As per Victorian Government advice, face masks are not mandatory at our College sites, however you must carry one with you at all times.
  • It's recommended you wear a mask both indoors and outdoors if you can’t physically distance (unless you have an exemption). For further details about face mask requirements, please see the Department of Health and Human Services website.
  • In line with the government's roadmap, we are extremely pleased to be able to welcome back onshore students to our campuses for classes and onsite activities.
  • Onshore students currently have the option of returning to on-campus learning and studying or continuing to learn through the Virtual Classroom.
  • Students who remain offshore will continue to learn in the Virtual Classroom.
  • Our ongoing priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of the College community. We ask that students review the re-entry to campus fact sheet prior to returning to campus, which contains detailed information on the measures we’ve put in place to ensure our community is safe.
  • Our COVID Safe Plan also sets out the actions we're taking to protect our staff, students and wider College community, and our response to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at the College.
  • Depending on the location, anyone who has visited exposure sites during these times will need to get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days (Tier 1 sites), or until they receive a negative test result (Tier 2 sites). Please regularly check this list as it will be updated with more sites if required.
  • You must not return 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.

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