Home Blog Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Monday, 16 March 2020
Posted on Monday, 16 March 2020

This is to inform all stakeholders that Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has declared a state of emergency in Victoria from 12:00 pm onwards, 16 March 2020. Please refer to the link below:

www.premier.vic.gov.au/state-of-emergency-declared-in-victoria-over-covid-19   

Everyone needs to follow the instructions provided by the Department of Health as below:

  • The Australian Government Department of Health has advised that individuals who are experiencing symptoms and/or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, should arrange to visit their usual doctor for urgent assessment. It is encouraged you telephone the health clinic or hospital ahead of arrival. Symptoms include (but are not limited to):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • sore throat
    • fatigue
    • shortness of breath
  • Anyone travelling from overseas and entering Australia needs to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone not following the above instruction will be heavily penalised as per the government rules and regulations.

RGIT Australia is working with Australian and Victorian authorities on this matter and will continue to act on the advice from these authorities to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff, students and visitors to our campuses.

If students have any queries or concerns at any stage, they can contact RGIT Australia’s Student Services Department at admin@rgit.edu.au or call (03) 8639 9000 (Melbourne) or 6217 9000 (Hobart).