**UPDATE: 1 April 2020**
International student FAQ Deakin staff FAQ
The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly, and we acknowledge the concern and uncertainty this is creating in the Deakin community. The safety and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority, and we are doing everything possible to support our students and staﬀ, both in Australia and overseas, during this diﬃcult time.
Given the escalating circumstances, and for the safety of the entire Deakin community, the University has decided that students are no longer required on-campus. There are some exceptions to this for a very small number of courses, and we have contacted those students directly. We will continue to adjust our operations as necessary and will communicate regularly with the Deakin community.
We have a dedicated team coordinating Deakin’s response to this global event, and we are closely monitoring and responding to the latest expert advice from the government including the State and Federal Departments of Health.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, please do not attend campus. Call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Triple Zero (000) should only be used for emergencies. International students will not have to pay for testing or treatment for coronavirus, as this will be covered by their health insurance.
The below FAQs will be updated regularly, providing you with the latest information. Please ensure you continue to monitor this page.
- Smartraveller travel advice
- Australian Government Department of Home Affairs – Novel coronavirus and Australian visas
- Department of Health update
- Update from the World Health Organisation
- Advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for universities, students and staff, Department of Health