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Phased Return to Campus Update #8


01 July 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve with new restrictions coming into place as of 11.59pm on 1 July. Residents in restricted postcodes must follow Stay at Home Directions. There are four reasons that these residents can leave home:

  • Shopping for food or other essential items
  • Work or education, if they cannot work or study from home
  • To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or seek medical treatment
  • For exercise (outdoor exercise only, with only one other person or members of their household)

As it is the semester break, most students will not need to attend campus however for those that do, there are new entry requirements to follow.

Entry Monitoring on Campus

As of Wednesday 1 July, Entry Stations have been set up on each campus and all students entering the campus must present to the station, acknowledge the declaration and apply hand sanitiser. Stickers reminding students to continue practising physical distancing on campus will continue to be issued.

Physical distancing requirements are still in place and all students must adhere to them, which includes maintaining a 1.5 metre distance at all times or, in cases where this cannot be implemented, use personal protective equipment such as a mask.

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to provide the following guidance on how to respond to COVID-19:

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • Understand the risk and symptoms
  • Help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • Stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • Take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus

Library Hours

The Elgar Student Hub, aka the Elgar Library Study Area, is now back to normal, extended hours, open from 7.30am to 10.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 6.00pm on Fridays. The Elgar Library will remain open during the break and is staffed 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. There are no changes to the other libraries at this stage with the Lilydale Lakeside library open from 9.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday and the Nelson and City campus libraries closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Education and Training has developed a thorough set of FAQs in relation to studying at TAFE and coronavirus, with specific responses for general students, apprentices and trainees, and international students. Find out more.

Student Life 

If you require support during this time, please contact Student Life on (03) 9286 9891 or email studentlife@boxhill.edu.au.  

For International Students, please contact the International Student Wellbeing Officer, Nikki Singh on (03) 9286 9445 or via email at nikita.singh@boxhill.edu.au

If you have questions about your academic progress and would like assistance with your assessments, please contact the International Academic Advisor, Faz Maghami on (03) 9286 9734 or via email at f.maghami@boxhill.edu.au.