How to be COVIDSafe on campus: check in, be aware and look after each other
**Updated 25 June 2021**
As part of our COVIDSafe plan, there’s a range of things you need to do in order to visit campus. Following these simple steps will help to protect the entire Deakin community.
1. Complete the online COVIDSafe learning module
This module explains how you can play your part in keeping Deakin COVIDSafe. It takes around 15 minutes to complete and you only need to do it once. Make sure you’ve ticked this off before your first trip – or your return – to campus.
Find out more about the module and how to access it.
2. Do a quick health check before you leave home
Before each visit, do a quick personal health check. Are you feeling well and free of symptoms? If yes, then yay! We look forward to seeing you on campus.
If on the day of your learning activity, study or appointment you’re not feeling well, you’ve been tested for COVID-19 or you’ve been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case, you must NOT come to campus.
If you have any flu-like symptoms, you must be tested. The on-campus Deakin Medical Centre is NOT a testing facility. Instead, call the dedicated 24-hour hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website for a list of testing sites and other information.
3. Check in using the Service Victoria QR codes
We’re using the Service Victoria QR codes, in line with new guidelines for all universities, TAFEs and learning providers. You’ll already be familiar with this check-in process, which is being used across Victoria at everyday locations like shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.
It’s simple and quick to check in. Just open your camera and focus it on the Service Victoria QR code. Then follow the prompts and look for the green tick, which means you’ve successfully checked in.
If you have the Service Victoria app on your phone, you can also open it and follow the regular check-in process.
Either way, your details will be saved, so you won’t have to re‑enter them each time you check in.
If you don’t have your phone on you, or can’t check in for some other reason, all you need to do is visit a check-in kiosk when you arrive, which you’ll find at each on-campus Deakin Security office. Just give the friendly staff member your name, contact number and building locations, and they’ll do the rest!
You only need to check in to each building and level you visit – for example, Building DD, Level 2 – rather than any specific learning spaces or lecture theatres. However, if you move to a different level within a building, you’ll need to check in again to that level – for example, Building DD, Level 3.
4. Follow our on-campus COVIDSafe guidelines
We’ve implemented a range of measures to keep Deakin COVIDSafe. This includes:
- complying with physical distancing, space capacity and hygiene requirements
- always carrying a face mask and wearing when required to do so
- displaying digital and physical signage around campus with relevant information
- using personal protective equipment where required
- employing Deakin Physical Distancing Ambassadors – these friendly student representatives are on campus to monitor physical distancing and hygiene protocols, and provide help and advice.
5. Stay informed
The following resources will help you to feel empowered and informed at all times:
- Deakin’s online COVID FAQs, which are updated regularly.
- Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe home safety plan
- Victoria Government Coronavirus – How we live
- Help for your physical and mental wellbeing.
Thank you for making your commitment to a COVIDSafe Deakin.