COVID-19 student updates

Please DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, including a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell – however mild, even if you have a negative rapid antigen test result.

Find out what to do if you have symptoms, or if you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19.

Current guidance

Attending campus

The University continues to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff through a comprehensive public health response, which includes situation monitoring and health guidance, making masks and rapid antigen tests (RATs) available on campus, enhanced infection control, and improved ventilation and cleaning measures across all facilities. Find out more about our COVIDSafe measures on campus.

We also offer a range of support services for students with concerns about attending campus.

For more information on what happens if you test positive or need to isolate, visit FAQs for students attending campus.

University vaccination guidance

We continue to encourage you to stay up to date with your vaccinations, including getting your additional booster doses when eligible, as this is still the best way to reduce your risk of severe illness.

You do not need to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to access campus. However, there are some circumstances under government legislation and in some host workplaces for student placements where vaccination is required for COVID-19 and influenza.

Advice for close contacts

If you are a close contact, you are encouraged to notify your supervisor or subject coordinator to explore studying from home, if you can, for seven days. Please see our latest health guidance for information about looking after yourself and others.

P2 masks and rapid antigen tests

While face masks are no longer required in most places, they are welcome anywhere on campus for personal and community safety.

You can purchase discounted P2 masks and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at vending machines on our Southbank and Parkville campuses, or collect them from these distribution points on other campus.

Support services

We are here to support you, wherever you are. Many of our services are available on campus or online, including Counselling and Psychological Services, Student Equity and Disability Services, Academic Skills, Financial Aid, Libraries, Stop 1, and more. We also have international student support services and resources.

Make the most of the support available to you:

Visit the student services directory

Health and wellbeing

There are a range of health and wellbeing services available to help you stay well and thrive in your studies, including:

Visit the health and wellbeing hub

Further support

The University has a range of support services available to you. If you require further assistance, you can also submit an enquiry to Stop 1 for advice, or get in touch with UMSU or the GSA.