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COVID-19 Update: 23 November 2023

Published: 23rd November 2023

With the increase in COVID-19 infections in the community, it is important we don’t become complacent and continue to take action to protect ourselves and those around us.

COVID - Student Crop

As always, if you are unwell, please do not come to campus.

Should you test positive for COVID-19, it is important you let your unit coordinator know as soon as possible. They will work with you to develop an alternate plan to ensure you are able to complete your studies. If you are unable to attend your final assessment, please refer to the advice online about applying to defer.

Appointments at the Medical Service

If you are symptomatic and wish to access the Murdoch University Medical Service, please call +61 8 9360 2293 for telehealth options. 

All patients will be screened before they are able to enter the Medical Service. If you require a face-to-face appointment and are experiencing symptoms, you will be required to wear a mask and produce a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) prior to entry. If required, the Medical Service has masks and RATs available for patients.

COVID-19 vaccinations available on campus

The Murdoch University Medical Service continues to provide COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The Pfizer Bivalent BA 4.5 is currently in stock, and the Pfizer XBB.1.5 is expected by mid-December.

You are eligible for a booster if you have not had a vaccine or COVID-19 in the past six months. Appointments can be made online, or by phoning the Medical Service on +61 8 9360 2293.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19

In addition to getting vaccinated, washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow are important steps you can take to prevent the spread of illness. To reduce the risk of infection, social distancing and wearing a mask in densely populated settings and or when visiting vulnerable individuals is encouraged.

Thank you for doing your part to in keeping our University community safe and healthy.

Masks required in public hospitals

In response to the increase in community COVID-19 infections, WA Health has issued a directive that all staff, patients, and visitors must wear a mask in high-risk clinical settings. Additionally, surgical masks are recommended for all staff and visitors to public hospital clinic areas.

If you are working or studying in a clinical setting and have questions about this advice, please contact your supervisor.