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 21 April 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

  • Following a sustained period of low COVID-19 cases across the state, from 11.59pm Friday 9 April, Victoria has further relaxed its COVIDSafe settings.
  • Previously, a density limit of one person per two square metres applied in shared spaces. In line with recent government advice, these density quotients no longer apply in our classrooms and current capacity requirements, which ensure 1.5 metres physical distancing, are also removed.
  • The density quotient only applies in publicly accessible areas of offices such as lobbies and reception areas.
  • 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 encourage our onshore students to attend campus for classes and onsite activities.
  • 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.
  • 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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