Victoria University is continuing to follow advice from the Australian government in relation to coronavirus. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our priority. Currently, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus at VU.
We have been advised that while there is no cause for alarm at this stage, it’s important to remain vigilant. You can do this by practising good personal hygiene to protect against infection.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommendations on how to reduce the transmission of illnesses, including coronavirus:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of used tissues in the bin and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.
If you or anyone you know is feeling unwell, as always, please see a doctor and don’t come to university. If you feel unwell and have recently travelled to China, especially Wuhan or Hubei provinces, or have had close contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before the becoming unwell, seek medical attention. Please phone the doctor in advance so precautionary measures can be taken ahead of your arrival.
Staff & students still in China
Australians citizens and residents and their immediate family coming from mainland China at any time after 1 February will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
From 1 February 2020 and until further notice, international visitors, including international students who travelled from, or have transited through mainland China, will not be able to enter Australia.
Victoria University will continue to communicate with all our students locally, interstate and abroad, in relation to this matter.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment have released a factsheet for education providers, and provided information of university and higher education students and staff arriving from mainland China.