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COVID-19 Update: 3 January 2022

Published: 3rd January 2022

The Western Australian Government has today announced the requirement to wear masks indoors will continue until at least 6pm on Friday, 7 January 2022. All other restrictions will be lifted from 6am tomorrow. 

Given the requirement to wear masks, coupled with the train disruptions until 14 January, Murdoch University staff may work from home this week. 

Any teaching activities scheduled for this week will continue as planned. 

Staff, students and visitors may continue to attend campus provided they adhere to Government requirements. 

For all staff, students and visitors to campus, it is important to also maintain good hygiene standards and to not be complacent and continue to scan the QR codes where required and follow government health advice on COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and staying home if feeling unwell. 

For everyone required to attend campus, there remains a personal responsibility to maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing between each other, where possible, while moving around public areas. 

Higher degree by research (HDR) students may continue to attend campus provided they adhere to Government advice and wear a mask at all times on campus. 

As previously communicated, two areas of Murdoch University have been identified as exposure sites visited by a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case. WA Health is advising anyone who visited those locations at those times to monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise. Both locations have been deep cleaned. Contact tracers from WA Health are contacting any persons who may have been in the vicinity of those people at those specific times. 

The University’s Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) continues to meet regularly and monitor health advice and will continue to do so throughout this week. 

We encourage everyone to continue to monitor the WA Health Department website for updates as more information becomes available. 

If there are any further announcements from the WA Government that affect the University, further communications will be issued. 

Please stay safe and follow all health and safety advice from the Department of Health. 

Thank you again for your patience and for continuing to take all possible steps to ensure we have a safe and healthy University community.