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15 July 2021

Victoria to enter a statewide lockdown from tonight: what this means for you

Following today’s announcement by the Victorian Premier, from 11.59pm, Thursday 15 July until 11.59pm, Tuesday 20 July, Victoria will be subject to circuit-breaker restrictions to manage the latest COVID-19 outbreak. 

As of 11.59pm tonight, our campuses and learning centres are closed to students and staff, excluding essential staff and those students living on campus. Read more about the latest lockdown restrictions.

If you’re concerned you have been at an exposure site, you must visit the Victorian Government exposure site listing and follow the instructions carefully.    

If you feel unwell, it is essential you get tested at a COVID-19 testing site and follow the instructions.

Information about Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program and the phased approach is being updated based on this latest outbreak. Find out how to get a vaccination if you’re eligible.

What you need to know about lockdown

During this time, there are only five reasons you can leave your home:

Face masks are to be worn at all times – both indoors and outdoors – except if at home or if an exemption applies.

Read the full table of the latest restrictions and the Premier’s statement.

What this means for your learning and other uni activities


Scheduled on-campus teaching, events and other activities will be paused during the lockdown period and we will move to online learning where possible. Please check your unit sites for the most up-to-date information. 

Clinical placements, other placements and work-integrated learning

Approved student health and medical placements, including those beyond the five-kilometre limit, will continue where partner institutions remain open. Check your unit sites and Deakin email for information.

Work-integrated learning will shift to online or be postponed. If you are affected, you’ll be directly contacted.

Please note our teaching teams are working hard to confirm all arrangements. Please continue to check your unit sites and Deakin email for updated information.

We’re here to help

Rest assured: help is still available during this time. You can continue to access a range of Deakin support services online:

More information will be provided as soon as possible

Staying well

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