Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

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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:

  • If you have been in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), please do not attend campus for 14 days after you were last in mainland China. This recommendation does not apply retrospectively. It applies only to those who were in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.
  • If you have recently travelled through Hubei Province (which includes Wuhan City), please do not attend campus for 14 days from your date of arrival back into Australia.
  • If you have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus, please do not attend campus for 14 days from your last contact with them.
  • If you have been in direct, extended contact with people who have travelled through Hubei Province, we ask that you please contact RMIT before coming to campus.

We continue to take advice from relevant authorities, including the Department of HealthDepartment of Education, Department of Home AffairsDepartment 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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