If we have a positive case on campus, RMIT activates its Case Management Team to ensure the safety of staff and students impacted but the case.
RMIT is required by the Department of Health to conduct contact tracing to assist the department in its investigations.
Staff and students who are identified as being in close contact with a positive case are contacted immediately once RMIT has done initial contact tracing with clear instructions about what action they need to take. This is ahead of the Department of Health (with their permission) to ensure we are minimising the risk of exposure and transmission as quickly as possible.
Alongside providing advice and support, RMIT deactivates their access passes until they have completed what is required as a close contact for either Tier 1 or Tier 2.
Read more about what information to provide on the close contacts and positive cases page.
Staff and students are also strongly encouraged to inform RMIT if they have been identified as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contact outside of RMIT. This is so we can ensure they have the right support and so we can manage their access to campus while they complete their isolation.
Visit the close contacts and positive cases page for more information.
If a positive case has attended an RMIT building while infectious, it is immediately closed for deep-cleaning. Tier 1 exposures sites require a clearance certificate from the Department of Health before opening, which approves that building has been cleaned and is fit to reopen.
Visit the campus exposure sites page for more information.