LAST UPDATED: 08 August, 2022, 8.00PM
Updated Covid Requirements
The government rules changed on April 21st meaning students and visitors are no longer required to show their vaccination status to come to campus.
Students and visitors to the college campus are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination. However, those undertaking Workplace Integration Learning placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to the relevant sector.
Masks are not required indoors but we welcome people making an individual choice to wear a mask either for their own protection or for others’ safety.
While there are no longer mandated requirements, we encourage everyone on campus to be conscious of social distancing, regular handwashing, and especially to not attend campus if sick in any way.
What happens if you have COVID?
Please do not come on campus if you have any symptoms or have had a positive COVID test. You must let your lecturer and student services know. Your lecturer will ensure you have access to materials to cover what you miss in class. The government requirement is that you isolate for seven days after a positive COVID test. You can leave isolation after seven days, unless you have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath in the last 24 hours of isolation. You should remain isolated for 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. We do ask you to be certain you are no longer infectious before you return.
What happens if we have a COVID case on campus while infectious?
If someone tests positive after attending a class and was probably infectious at the time, the college will contact all members of the class to let them know. If you are notified, we strongly encourage you to do a rapid antigen test to check if you are positive prior to coming back onto campus.
General Manager (Eastern & MST)
MST Academic Dean
Our team at the Centre for Theology & Psychology has created a flyer with a few guidelines and tips that will help us to cope with this new situation and perhaps even thrive and flourish in the midst of uncertain times. Read it HERE and be encouraged.
If you’re finding yourself struggling in any way please remember that we have people ready and available to virtually meet with you and pray with you.
Contact Community Life Coordinator, Sue Kimber, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Eastern’s Counselling Courses Co-ordinator, Julie Morsillo, at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
If you have study enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern College remains committed to supporting you in your studies, especially at this time. If you need extensions on assessments, please use the Request for Assignment Extension form.
Government news, updates and advice: https://www.australia.gov.au/
For more information visit the Victorian government COVID guidelines for higher education: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-operational-guidance-higher-education-and-skills