Keeping our Community COVID-safe

Ormond College is acting with a high degree of caution to ensure the safety, health and welfare of our students and staff

The College has a COVID-safe management plan in place, which has been developed in consultation with infection control experts and guided by the latest government health advice. 

All staff and students are required to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, and we have made necessary changes to some of our operations, such as reduced capacity in communal spaces, limits to the size of student events and increased safety and hygiene measures. 

The College is working with the Students’ Club and Middle Common Room to create student events which are engaging and safe for the community, while Ormond will continue to support students with face-to-face tutorials, forums and consults where possible.

We remain committed to continuing to provide an exceptional experience for our students.  

Victorian Border Permit System

Victoria has a traffic light border permit system in place which requires students from ‘hot spot’ zones to delay their travel or self-isolate on arrival in Victoria.

  • Unfortunately, students arriving from an Orange Permit Zone are required to complete their isolation of COVID testing requirements off campus. Prior to returning to campus, students must provide evidence of a negative COVID test.
  • Students arriving from a Red Permit Zone, who have received a travel exemption, are required to complete their 14-day isolation and COVID testing requirements off-campus. Prior to returning on campus, students must provide evidence of a negative COVID test.
  • Students arriving from overseas, must complete all required isolation and COIVD testing off-campus. Prior to returning on campus, students must provide evidence of a negative COVID test.

Further information for:

If you are unwell

Do not come to campus if you are unwell. If have any of the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell, follow Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advice and seek medical advice and testing.

If you are in residence at Ormond College and are unwell or have mild symptoms remain in your room and notify reception immediately via 9344 1100. They will explain what to do next.

Helpful resources

University of Melbourne Information
The University of Melbourne is providing regular updates about the impact of COVID-19 on University programs and operations via its website.

For students advice and support, visit the coronavirus student support page or contact Stop 1.

Learn about University of Melbourne financial support packages.

Coronavirus Health Information
24/7 coronavirus health information line 1800 020 080.

The Australian Department of Health

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

The World Health Organisation

Contact us

We understand that the current environment affects members of our community in very individual ways. If you would like to speak with someone about the College’s pandemic response, hardship, or your personal circumstances please get in touch via

Last Updated on 17 February 2021.