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Important COVID-19 Update: 18 February

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We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to campus in 2022.

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Thank you to all students who have uploaded their evidence of vaccination already. If you have not done this yet, please do this now via the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Collection webform.

As per the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure communicated to students on 10 February 2022, all students must provide the University with evidence they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 21 February 2022. Please refer to the student FAQs for further information on proof of vaccination found here.

You must upload vaccination documentation (or an exemption) to be able to attend campus after 21 February 2022.

After 21 February, further information will be issued to those students who have not yet uploaded their evidence of vaccination or exemption. It may be possible for some students to study in an online version of the unit, if one is available.

A reminder that our FAQs for students are regularly updated and are available here.

If you still require assistance you can submit an online enquiry with Curtin Connect.

Vaccination checking

The mandate is a requirement of all students attending campus, including students who are living in on-campus accommodation.

From 22 February, the University will be engaging COVID Marshals who will be spot-checking the vaccination status of people at our Western Australian campuses. Please ensure that you always have proof of vaccination status on you. Accepted forms of evidence are your:

  • COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate
  • Immunisation History Statement
  • International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate issued by the Commonwealth Government showing the COVID-19 vaccination recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Foreign vaccination certificate that meets the criteria set out by the Australian Passport Office in its guidance on foreign vaccination certificates.

Staff, students and other campus users will be asked to leave if they cannot provide evidence of their vaccination status.

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:

Graduation exposure report – Monday 14 February

Information posted on social media indicates that a student who graduated on Monday evening has tested positive for COVID-19. Advice has been received today confirming the positive result. The graduate did identify their seat number, so we are making contact with everyone in the immediate vicinity to advise them of the possible exposure.

We remind people this was an open-air event, all attendees were required to show proof of vaccination and were wearing masks, so we do not believe there is any cause for alarm, but attendees should follow the general government advice below and monitor for symptoms.

If you are a close contact or symptomatic , please follow the advice on the WA Government COVID-19 information page.

If you are a confirmed COVID-19 case please:

  • Do not attend campus or any off campus Curtin activity
  • Follow the advice on the WA Government website
  • Advise the Safer Community Team as soon as possible on 9266 4444
  • Advise COVID Concern.

From next week, Curtin will begin publishing exposure sites on WA campuses and venues where we cannot identify and/or make contact with all contacts at the location, whether “self-reported” to us by individuals, or notified by the Health Department. As we learn to live with COVID, we will have more exposure sites and will respond as recommended by the Department of Health.   Curtin is mindful of keeping our Curtin Community updated however we do not wish to raise alarm or create undue anxiety.