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Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Update for 21/01/2022

We have been informed that a member of the Melbourne Polytechnic community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been infectious while on the Preston campus in Building C, on Monday 17 January, 8.30am - 4.30pm. 

All impacted rooms and areas on campus have been thoroughly cleaned. 

We are notifying all people known to have had direct contact with this person, however if you think that you may have been at the Preston campus in Building C, on Monday 17 January, 8.30am - 4.30pm, please go to the Victorian Government checklist for COVID contacts and refer to advice for ‘all other contacts’. 

Should you have further questions please call the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Melbourne Polytechnic takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. We have been operating in line with government guidelines and according to our COVIDSafe plans. We will continue with these measures and review them with advice from the Department of Health if required. 

Update for 21/01/2022

We have been informed that a member of the Melbourne Polytechnic community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been infectious while on the on the Heidelberg campus in Building C, Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 January, 8.00am - 4.30pm. 

All impacted rooms and areas on campus have been thoroughly cleaned. 

We are notifying all people known to have had direct contact with this person, however if you think that you may have been at the Heidelberg campus in Building C, Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 January, 8.00am - 4.30pm, please go to the Victorian Government checklist for COVID contacts and refer to advice for ‘all other contacts’. 

Should you have further questions please call the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Melbourne Polytechnic takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. We have been operating in line with government guidelines and according to our COVIDSafe plans. We will continue with these measures and review them with advice from the Department of Health if required. 

Update for 20/01/2022

We have been informed that a member of the Melbourne Polytechnic community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been infectious while on the on the Prahran campus in Building J, Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 January, 9.30am - 4.30pm. 

All impacted rooms and areas on campus have been thoroughly cleaned. 

We are notifying all people known to have had direct contact with this person, however if you think that you may have been at on the Prahran campus in Building J, Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 January, 9.30am - 4.30pm, please go to the Victorian Government checklist for COVID contacts and refer to advice for ‘all other contacts’. 

Should you have further questions please call the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Melbourne Polytechnic takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. We have been operating in line with government guidelines and according to our COVIDSafe plans. We will continue with these measures and review them with advice from the Department of Health if required. 

Update 13 January 2022  

With the community spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Victorian Government has issued a strong recommendation to work and study from home if you can. 

Some student services are now operating remotely.

These include the Counselling, Student Equity and Access, Student Wellbeing and our SLAM team. If you need to contact these services, please contact by calling 03 9269 1314 or email:

If you must attend campus, libraries will be open at Preston, Epping and Fairfield 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)  

Student enrolments are now being conducted online or remotely (not face-to-face). For more information or support please call 03 9269 8400.

Student Hub will be open at Preston 8.30am-5.00pm (Monday to Friday).

Students should refer to signage on campus for more information.

Need support? 
If you have any questions, you can email coronavirus@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au. Please remember that wellbeing support is available to students.  

We will continue to advise you of developments as they come to hand.  

Facemasks indoors

On 30 December, the Victorian Government announced that facemasks are required in all indoor settings outside private homes. A reminder that if you are coming onsite, you will need to wear a facemask indoors at all times, unless you have an exemption.

The staff portal, student portal and Melbourne Polytechnic website has up-to-date information on how Melbourne Polytechnic is addressing COVID-19.

All formal communication to students and staff from the institute will be sent to your official Melbourne Polytechnic email address. Please check your emails on a regular basis to stay informed.

Requirements for coming on to campus

Anyone coming to campus must be:

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (excluding VCAL and VETis students)
  • Well and not presenting cold- or flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever; chills; cough; sore throat; runny nose; loss of sense of smell or taste; shortness of breath)
  • Not have been deemed a ‘household or household-like contact’ of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19. 

Positive COVID-19 test result or 'close contact'

If you have a positive test result for COVID-19 (either on a rapid antigen test, or a PCR test), or are deemed a 'household or household-like contact'someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, do not come to campus.  

If you have been on campus in the 2 days preceding receiving a positive test result for COVID-19, you must let Melbourne Polytechnic know via the coronavirus hotline by calling 03 9269 1113.   

 

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, do not come to campus. Let us know by emailing us at coronavirus@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au or calling 03 9269 1113.

Students should also contact their teacher. Staff should also contact their manager.

If a student is absent due to illness, the normal absentee process applies.

Ways to check in on campus

Everyone coming on to a Melbourne Polytechnic campus is required to check in each day to comply with Victorian Government regulations. Your check-in details are only used or shared for contact tracing purposes if there is a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case at a site you have visited.

You can check in several different ways on campus.

Scan a QR code

At entrances to buildings, cafes and other spaces on campus, you’ll find posters displayed with the QR code for that campus. You’ll need a camera on your smartphone or another compatible device to scan the QR code and then follow the check-in process.​

Check in online
The QR codes for each campus are available below. Simply click on name for your campus, scan the code and follow the prompts to complete the check-in process.

There is a unique QR code for each campus, so you’ll need to follow these processes at each campus if you are moving between campuses on any one day.​

iPad check-in service

If for some reason you cannot check-in using the Service Victoria QR code using your smartphone or another compatible device, please use the iPad check-in service located in the following locations:

  • Fairfield – Building Q
  • Preston – Building C
  • Epping – Building M
  • Greensborough – Building A
  • Heidelberg – Building F
  • Prahran – Building K

This check-in service allows for electronic check-in using an iPad. Instructions on how to use and clean the iPad Check-in service are located adjacent to the iPad.

Manual check in

Can’t check in electronically? No worries. If you are unable to use the QR code, Service Victoria app or the iPad check-in service for any reason, you can check in manually at our information centres and libraries. Click the links below for locations and opening hours.

When our information centres and libraries are closed, if it is outside of business hours Monday to Friday, on the weekend, or during term holidays, you can manually check in at the Security Office at each campus.

No. You can check-in by scanning the QR code displayed on the posters. There is a unique code for each campus.

There are instructions for how to download the Service Victoria app directly to your device on each of the posters. Follow these instructions and complete your check-in by entering the unique location code displayed on the poster and inputting other requested information.

If you are unable to use the QR code or Service Victoria app, you can check in using the Kiosk check-in service or manually at our information centres and libraries.

When our information centres and libraries are closed, if it is outside of business hours Monday to Friday, on the weekend, or during term holidays, you can manually check in at the Security Office at each campus.

Yes.

Yes. 

Cleaning

At all Melbourne Polytechnic campuses, cleaning is conducted in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines, including:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning in high traffic areas such as building entrances, hallways, lifts, stairwells, bathrooms and libraries
  • Increased focus on cleaning frequently touched surfaces, including tables, benches, handles, switches, railings, taps, toilets, and sinks
  • Use of hospital grade cleaner and sanitiser
  • Cleaning staff are required to wear gloves and follow all necessary hand hygiene and OH&S protocols

Density limits

The Government has reintroduced a density quotient of one person per two square metres indoors across hospitality or entertainment venues. 

While these do not apply to classrooms, office space or general areas, they do apply to publicly accessible hospitality venues such as restaurants, cafés or entertainment venues. 

Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to continue physical distancing whenever possible.

Hygiene

Everyone – even when well – can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Hygiene measures you need to follow are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitisers when you cannot use soap and water
  • Sanitise your hands before entering the classroom
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Use cashless payment options

Signage is up around campus to encourage good hygiene practices. Bathrooms are stocked with the requirements for good hand hygiene, and hand sanitiser is available in many building entrances and high-traffic areas.

Face masks

If you are coming onsite, you will need to wear a facemask indoors at all times, unless you have an exemption. 

Visit the Victorian Government website for the latest information on face mask requirements in Victoria.​

Campus facilities and services

Please be aware that some facilities are providing remote services or operating at reduced hours.

Student enrolments are now being conducted online or remotely (not face-to-face). For more information or support please call 03 9269 8400.

For up-to-date information on whether facilities are open and their opening hours, visit the Melbourne Polytechnic pages: