Exposed to COVID-19?

What to do for students who test positive for COVID or are identified as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 close contacts.

Students who receive a positive COVID-19 test should:

  • Immediately email: positive.case.notification@rmit.edu.au
  • Notifying RMIT you have tested positive will ensure you have access to support and welfare checks.
  • It will also ensure that your access to campus is managed appropriately.
  • Follow all directions and instructions from the Department of Health.

The collection and disclosure of your personal information is protected by the RMIT Privacy Policy.

For more information on how RMIT manages positive cases on campus visit the how we’re keeping campuses safe page.

Students who are identified as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contact should:

  • Follow all government and RMIT instructions.
  • These will differ depending on the tier of the exposure site
  • Visit the Department of Health’s coronavirus website for more information.
  • Inform RMIT Student Connect (if your exposure relates to a non-RMIT exposure site).
  • This will ensure you have access to support and welfare checks.
  • It will also ensure that your access to campus is managed appropriately.
  • If you are a close contact of an RMIT exposure site RMIT’s case management team will be notified including the RMIT Student Connect support team.

The collection and disclosure of your personal information is protected by the RMIT Privacy Policy.

If your isolation will impact on your study please contact RMIT Student Connect. They will work with you to see what alternative arrangements can be put in place to ensure that you are not disadvantaged.

Students who find out they are a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contact while on campus

  • Immediately inform your teacher 
  • Leave campus to get tested
  • Follow all government instructions

Students who have completed isolation or quarantine

Before you can return to campus, you will need to provide evidence that you have been cleared and completed your isolation to the COVID Case Management team rmitcovidcasemanagement@rmit.edu.au.

Your student ID card will be reactivated once the following information is received.

If you tested positive for COVID-19

You will need to provide a letter from the Department of Health that states that you have recovered from COVID-19, tested negative and have been cleared and have completed your isolation.

If you're a Tier 1 contact

You will need to provide a letter from the Department of Health following your day 13 test that states that you have been cleared and have completed your isolation. 

If you're a Tier 2 contact

You will need to provide a screenshot of your negative COVID-19 test result. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.