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COVID-19 Update: 2 February

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This time of the year is always exciting as we look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to campus. Obviously this year is a little different and thank you for your patience as we prepare to manage COVID-19 in the best possible way, providing you with the latest information and keeping you, and the whole Curtin community, engaged and safe.

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Proof of vaccination required – State Mandate from 31 January 2022

The State Government has directed that only people who have had at least two COVID-19 vaccination doses can enter some venues at the University (such as the Hayman Theatre and Curtin Stadium) from 31 January 2022.  This includes staff and students.

Similarly, attendees at large Curtin run or hosted events will be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate. We encourage you to download the ServiceWA app so you can easily show proof of vaccination and identification as required.

Orientation

The Curtin Perth campus is set to come alive this O-Week (February 21 – 25), with students being invited to celebrate, chill, create, collaborate and connect across four fantastic zones, social events and evening festivities. Students can look forward to a vibrant splash of colour and a rich series of Orientation sessions designed to set them up to thrive in their studies at Curtin in 2022.

Our Curtin teams have come together to make this event a COVID-safe community gathering and have continued innovating in the digital space to connect with those that cannot attend in person, including our international students and those in regional or remote areas.

Health and safety update

The Health and Safety team are currently reviewing the WA Government COVID-19 requirements to identify how these will apply to the Curtin community whilst on campus.

There will be a three-stage approach adopted at Curtin, with green being the current control level (minimal community transmission), amber (when borders open and there is an increase in community transmission) and red (high community transmission).

Curtin is currently reviewing a range of COVID-19 health and safety measures, including vaccination requirements, personal protective equipment, hygiene, cleaning, check-in and QR code requirements and ventilation. More information will be released soon, so please continue to check your student email and OASIS over the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Fiona Notley
Chief Operating Officer and Curtin Critical Incident Team Leader – COVID-19 Response