Deakin’s COVIDSafe FAQs
**Updated Monday 25 April 2022**
On this page:
- COVIDSafe settings in Victoria
- COVIDSafe settings at Deakin
- Accessing support and assistance
- Important links
COVIDSafe settings in Victoria
Almost all restrictions have eased for fully vaccinated Victorians, but some COVID-19 risks still remain. There are things we can all do to make ourselves and others safe by using these COVIDSafe principles:
- Carry a mask when leaving home. Face masks are no longer required in most indoor settings but they are still recommended.
- Get your next COVID-19 vaccine dose as soon as you are eligible. Get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, you’re at a much higher risk of going to hospital. today.
- Testing and isolation protocols have changed:
- If you have COVID-19, or COVID-19 symptoms follow the to learn what to do.
- If you are a household (or household-like) contact of someone with COVID-19, you must follow the checklist for COVID-19 contacts.
- Most people should use a as their first option to get tested. If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must and isolate because you are a case.
- You can reduce risks by maintaining 1.5 metre distance from others where possible, using hand sanitiser and practising good hygiene.
- Ventilation and air filtration helps. Consider opening windows to let the fresh air blow through or catching up with friends outside.
COVIDSafe settings at Deakin
- Deakin campuses are open to fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption.
- Students and staff must complete Deakin’s Vaccination Status form, including uploading your proof of vaccination, prior to attending the campus, in compliance with Deakin’s Vaccination Procedure.
- Students who commenced study prior to 2022, who are not fully vaccinated and not eligible for a medical exemption may be eligible for transitional arrangements where attending the campus is deemed an essential learning activity. Please contact Student Central if you need to discuss these arrangements.
- Some areas of campus – for example some other public spaces – will not be accessible to those who are not fully vaccinated and do not hold a valid medical exemption, as determined by regulations in the Victorian Government pandemic orders.
Learning in 2022
- We are back on campus with many classes, seminars and hands-on learning activities delivered face to face.
- Students who study exclusively online will continue to study flexibly via our premium online learning in Deakin’s digital learning environment.
- Students who are attending workplaces on-site for hands-on, practical learning are required to follow the vaccination requirements relating to their job or workplace.
How to access support and assistance
- Student Central: Student Central Hubs on our campuses are open. Student Central also offers a range of support services online. If you have a question about your enrolment or course, finances, or other issues, contact Student Central.
- Deakin Library: All campus libraries are open to fully vaccinated staff and students. Contact the Library via Library Chat, email or phone. For operating hours and further information, visit Deakin’s Library website.
- Study Support: Access a range of academic and study support online, including help from Language and Learning Advisers, Writing and Maths Mentors, and Smarthinking.
- IT Help: Access IT Help online or over the phone, Monday to Friday, 8am–8pm and weekends, 11am–5pm.
- Deakin Medical Centres: Offer free and confidential face-to-face or telehealth consultations for staff and students with a Medicare card or Overseas Student Health Cover. By appointment only – book online or by phone. You must always wear a face mask in the Deakin Medical Centre.
- Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS): Students located in Australia can talk to one of our highly skilled social workers and psychologists. Telehealth appointments only – book online or by phone.
- Safer Community: If you feel unsafe or need to report sexual harm or family violence, contact the Safer Community team online, by phone or by email.
- Disability Resource Centre (DRC): The DRC is available Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm via phone or email.
- Financial assistance: If you’re in financial difficulty, visit our Financial Assistance website for more information and contact a Financial Assistance Officer for personalised support. Financial support during COVID-19 is also available from the Victorian Government.
- Multifaith Chaplains: Contact your preferred Multifaith Chaplain via phone or email for a confidential chat.
- International student FAQ
- Deakin online vaccination form
- Student vaccination FAQ
- Proving you’re fully vaccinated
- Checklist if you have tested positive to COVID-19
- Checklist for COVID contacts
- Information for Deakin staff
- Victoria’s COVIDSafe settings
- Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) latest advice
- Smartraveller travel advice
- Australian Government Department of Home Affairs – Novel coronavirus and Australian visas
- Department of Health update
- Update from the World Health Organisation