Staying safe on campus

It is important that staff continue to exercise caution while working from campus to keep our community safe, including practicing good hygiene, staying home if you are unwell and adhering to Swinburne's COVID-19 protocols. Refer to the Visiting our campuses page for more information.

Reporting a positive case

On 13 October 2022, the Victorian Pandemic Declaration ended, and the requirement for Victorians to isolate if they test positive to COVID-19 has been removed. 

Swinburne will no longer update our COVID-19 live news blog and publish positive case and exposure location data on our COVID-19 cases and affected site page.

Swinburne staff and students are no longer required to formally notify the university if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a Swinburne site during their infectious period. 

Please inform your line managers if you have tested positive to COVID-19 and have been on campus during your infectious period.  

Resources for staff

Swinburne's COVID-19 intranet hub (login required) provides up-to-date information, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) on COVID-19 and the impacts on Swinburne and our people.

Wear a mask if it is your preference to do so. Please always respect each other’s personal preferences in mask-wearing. 

If you choose to wear a mask while working on campus, you can either provide your own or access disposable masks available at studentHQ. Additional supplies can be obtained via Maintenance Central (login required). Swinburne stocks disposable N-95, surgical and other masks which are suitable for a variety of settings. The Swinburne_now store at the Hawthorn campus (ground floor, SPS Building) also has Swinburne reusable face masks for sale.

Visit the Department of Health for more information on when you are recommended to wear a face mask, the different types of face masks, how to wear your face mask, guidelines around reusing face masks and the best way to remove your face mask.

Vaccination requirements

As a university that strongly believes in the benefit of science, we continue to strongly encourage all staff, students, contractors and visitors to remain up to date with their vaccines, including relevant booster shots, in line with the Victorian Government’s advice.  

Evidence is not required of vaccination status to attend campus.  

Future ways of working

Whether you're working remotely or on campus, we want to make sure you continue to get on with the job as smoothly and as safely as possible. Our Future Ways of Working framework balances time in the office with time at home, relative to the role of each staff member. Information on the framework is available on the staff intranet (login required). 

More COVID-19 information at Swinburne