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COVID-19 Update: 28 June

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Curtin’s Perth campuses and venues are closed as part of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Many students will be aware of this evening’s announcement by the Premier of a four-day lockdown of the Perth and Peel areas. Accordingly, students should not attend Curtin’s metropolitan campuses and venues from midnight today (Monday 28 June) until midnight Friday 2 July.

Curtin’s Kalgoorlie campus will operate as usual.

We are aware that some Higher Degree by Research students who are not Curtin staff may need to visit campus to maintain experiments. If this applies to you, please email essential.worker@curtin.edu.au and include a clear justification as to why the work is considered essential, along with your student ID and the name of your supervisor.  Students who do not have access to online facilities or are at risk please email essential.worker@curtin.edu.au to request access to a computer laboratory, along with your student ID.  Please note that students must not leave their house to attend work without an essential worker approval email.

Anyone in the Curtin community who has been in an exposure site identified by the Government, or who develops symptoms, must be tested for COVID-19 and remain at home until they receive a health clearance and the lockdown has ended.  This requirement includes essential workers.

Your health and wellbeing

We understand this might be a difficult time for students and encourage you to prioritise your own health and wellbeing. If you feel you would like some additional support, our Counselling, Access Ability and Wellbeing Services will be available online or by telephone. Appointments can be made by calling during office hours:

If you are experiencing a personal crisis and need to speak with a counsellor now, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Crisis Care Helpline on 9223 1111.

For any urgent matters which involve an emergency or someone in danger, please call the Safer Community Team on 9266 4444 or please refer to the emergency numbers on the Current Students website.

Curtin will continue to follow State Government directives through this period. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the University and to the wellbeing of the WA community.

We will endeavour to continue to provide more information as quickly as possible, and will update Curtin’s COVID-19 website as information comes to hand. Regularly updated information can be found on the State Government website.