Marcus Oldham College COVID-19

Marcus Oldham College is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and wider community. We are managing on-campus activities carefully to ensure a COVID safe environment for everyone.

COVID-19 Risk Management and Outbreak Managements Plans are in place to ensure the continuity of teaching and safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and wider community.

Be aware of your responsibilities

If you’re on campus or needing to attend the College, be aware of your individual responsibilities to contribute to keeping the Marcus Oldham College campus safe.

By attending the College, you agree to adhere to the Victorian Government and Marcus Oldham’s COVID-related restrictions and requirements that are in place at the time of entry, including the below.

  • You are declaring you are well and without COVID symptoms. If you’re unwell, you should not be here.
  • You will record your attendance via reception if you are a visitor to the College.
  • You will notify the College if you have been tested for or have tested positive to COVID-19
  • You will follow all COVIDSafe instructions as sign-posted and advised by staff

General COVIDSafe reminders:

  • Check your health and wellbeing – use the Symptom Checker – and don’t attend the College/Class if you’re unwell
  • Wear your face mask where required
  • Check occupancy levels prior to entering a space to adhere to capacity constrains
  • Maintain 1.5m physical distance from others and avoid physical greetings
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser when available
  • Clean or wipe down equipment you use.

Useful websites

To ensure you’re accessing the latest and most reliable news, please visit these websites for further coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information.

Update from the Principal

Latest Update 05/01/2021

This letter provides an update regarding the current COVID-19 situation and how the College plans to commence the academic year.

As you would be aware, the COVID-19 situation in Australia was effectively managed during the last few months of 2020. A number of recent outbreaks, however, has resulted in the border between Victoria and New South Wales closing for a period. Travel from other states and territories into Victoria is not restricted.

With regard to your studies, the current Victorian State Government advice is that face-to-face onsite teaching is permitted, and the College has a detailed COVID-19 Management Plan in place which complies with government regulation.

All first-year student groups and second-year agribusiness students are scheduled to arrive at the campus on Sunday 31 January. Returning Agriculture students are due at the College on Wednesday 27 January. Staff look forward to welcoming you to the campus and showing you to your accommodation.

Students who may be restricted in their ability to travel to Victoria will need to make their own enquiry as to what steps are required and manage that process themselves. Please check the following link to view current government information relating to border crossings: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-border-crossing-permit

The College will continue to monitor the situation carefully. Marcus Oldham takes a precautionary approach informed by the latest medical advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. The safety, health and wellbeing of our students and staff are a top priority.

Further updates will be provided in coming weeks prior to commencement of the academic year.