Exposed to COVID-19?

What to do for students who test positive for COVID or are identified as close contacts.

Students who receive a positive COVID-19 test (via PCR or RAT) and have been on campus in the last seven days must:

  • Immediately complete this form which will be sent to the Public Health Team.
  • Notifying RMIT you have tested positive will ensure you have access to support and welfare checks.
  • It will also ensure that your access to campus is managed appropriately.
  • Follow all directions and instructions from the Department of Health.

The collection and disclosure of your personal information is protected by the RMIT Privacy Policy.

If you test positive to COVID-19 and have not been on campus in the last seven days you do not need to report your positive case to RMIT.

For more information on how RMIT manages positive cases on campus visit the how we’re keeping campuses safe page.

Students who are identified as household close contacts should:

You should not return to campus until you fulfil any government directed isolation requirements, or if you feel unwell.

  • If your isolation will impact on your study please contact RMIT Student Connect. They will work with you to see what alternative arrangements can be put in place to ensure that you are not disadvantaged.

Students who find out they are a close contact while on campus

  • Immediately inform your teacher 
  • Leave campus 
  • Follow all government instructions

Students who are exposed to a positive case on campus

If you are exposed to a positive case on campus, the RMIT Public Health Team will provide you with information about your testing and isolation requirements.

If you are exposed to the virus because of a non-RMIT related activity or workplace positive case, please follow the instructions from your workplace.

Students who have completed isolation or quarantine

Before you can return to campus, you may need to provide evidence that you have been cleared and completed your isolation to the RMIT Public Health team via rmitcovidcasemanagement@rmit.edu.au.The team will advise what evidence you will need to provide. 

Your student ID card will be reactivated once the information is received.

Students who find out they are a casual contact

Be alert for symptoms and get tested if they arise.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.