27 July 2021 COVID-19 Update

27 July 2021 COVID-19 Update

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27 July 2021 COVID-19 Update

In response to the State Government’s announcement on 27 July 2021, some COVID-19 restrictions ease as of 28 July 2021.

The five essential reasons to leave home will be removed as will the requirement to stay within 5kms of your home. Masks still need to be worn inside and outside, and visits to other people’s homes are still not permitted.

Where classes can be delivered remotely, they will be delivered remotely, however, some courses may resume on campus. You will be contacted regarding a change in class schedule. Please do not attend campus if you have not been invited to return.

If your class is approved to be on campus during this time, please remember to:

·         scan QR codes for every building every day.

·         abide by COVIDSafe protocols including hand hygiene, maintaining 1.5m distance.

·         wear masks according to government restrictions.

·         abide by capacity limits.

If you are unwell, even with mild symptoms, do not attend campus or any workplace. Please speak to your teacher or Course Coordinator to make alternative arrangements.

If you have urgent questions, please contact your Course Coordinator or email returntocampus@boxhill.edu.au



The cafés at Elgar and Nelson will be open from Wednesday 28 July with fresh coffee and bakery products, hot soup, snacks, fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches and more.

Point of View café in Lilydale will open on Thursday 29 July 2021.


The libraries in the city, at Elgar, Nelson and in Lilydale will reopen from Wednesday 28 July from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Student Life

If you require support during this time, please contact Student Life on (03) 9286 9891 or email studentlife@boxhill.edu.au.

For International Students, please contact the International Student Wellbeing Officer, Nikki Singh on (03) 9286 9445 or via email at nikita.singh@boxhill.edu.au.

If you have questions about your academic progress and would like assistance with your assessments, please contact the International Academic Advisor, Faz Maghami on (03) 9286 9734 or via email at f.maghami@boxhill.edu.au.

Campus Security

If you are concerned for your safety at any time while on campus, you can call security. For those students who are on campus extremely late or early, having someone with you to walk to your car and see you off can be a relief.

You will see our security staff in the student lounges and around campus, sometimes driving their bright little hatchbacks. So, if you’re feeling uncomfortable or afraid, talk to them, call them, make them aware of what is going on. They are here to help you and help the Institute to manage any safety issues that occur. See phone numbers for Box Hill Institute campuses listed below.

Box Hill - Elgar, Nelson & Whitehorse Campus's
03 9286 9286

City Campus
03 8892 1700

Lilydale Campus
03 8892 2555

Health and safety measures on campus


An increased level of cleaning and hygiene is occurring in high-traffic areas including building entrances, hallways, lifts, stairwells, bathrooms, and libraries. There is also a focus on high-touch surfaces, this includes tables, benches, handles, switches, railings, taps, toilets and sinks.

We are using hospital grade cleaner and sanitiser, and cleaning staff are required to wear gloves and follow all necessary hand hygiene and OHS protocols.

Hand sanitiser is available on campus, as part of the entry screening process, at most entrance points and is also available in all classrooms. As part of daily cleaning, all soap dispensers are checked and refilled when empty. 

Hygiene caddies are also located in classrooms for students and staff to use should they need to clean surfaces, in particular high-touch, shared surfaces such as keyboards and computers. 

Cleaning is conducted in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines, as per Australian Government Department of Health’s Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19.


Physical Distancing – maintaining 1.5 meters between yourself and others on campus – reduces close personal contact and has been identified as an effective measure for reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. As part of our approach to provide a safe environment for everyone on campus, Box Hill Institute has adopted the government guidelines re: COVID-19. Please see FAQs for more details.
The more space between you and other people, the harder it is for the virus to spread and infect people.