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5 October 2021

Our plans to reopen campus: essential vaccination info

**UPDATED – 13 October 2021**

As we continue planning to reopen our campuses in line with the Victorian Government Roadmap, we want to give you as much certainty as possible about the remainder of 2021. 

Our focus is on ensuring that life on campus returns as fully as possible from the beginning of 2022. What is becoming clearer is that public spaces will increasingly be available only to those who are fully vaccinated

We all want Deakin to be the safest possible environment for study and work, which means getting as close as possible to full vaccination for all our community.  

With this in mind, we’re setting out to ensure that Deakin will be a fully vaccinated study and work environment for all staff and students, and we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible.

Remember: regardless of any current restrictions, you’re allowed to leave home and travel to get vaccinated, although if you live in metropolitan Melbourne you’re not allowed to travel to regional Victoria for a vaccination.

Vaccination status and campus access

The following timeline explains the staged approach we’re taking to opening our campuses for those who are vaccinated. We’ll also continue to implement all recommended measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus, such as masks, density limits and hand sanitiser.

From Friday October 15

From the start of Trimester 3, Friday 5 November

From Monday 31 January 2022

Vaccination exemptions

Vaccination exemptions will be managed on a case-by-case basis. We’ll carefully consider all requested exemptions to this approach, including if:

We’ll provide more information on how to request an exemption soon.

Stay up to date

Government regulations are changing often, so we’ll update you whenever any new rules affect you. Stay up to date with the latest information on our COVIDSafe website.

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