As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed around the world, including in Australia, RMIT has been working hard to support our staff and students at home and overseas.
The health and safety of the RMIT community is our absolute priority and we are monitoring the situation closely and continuing to take the advice and guidance of relevant authorities.
On 13 February, the Australian Government announced it had accepted the advice of health officials to extend travel restrictions from mainland China for another week.
Based on previous advice from the Australian Government, RMIT had been asking the below of all staff and students:
We continue to take advice from relevant authorities, including the Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Smart Traveller and the World Health Organisation and we recommend the RMIT community follow these sources to remain informed.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has also set up a dedicated hotline for those who suspect they may have COVID-19: 1800 675 398
Classes across RMIT’s Australian campuses will proceed as planned. Students and staff will be notified should anything change. We are also working to minimise the impact on students who may be delayed in returning to their studies.
We are proud of the diverse range of students who choose to work and study at RMIT every day. Led by our values of inclusion and respect, we ask our entire community to look out for one another during this time.
We will continue to communicate with students and staff as new information becomes available.
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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.