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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety, health and wellbeing of our students and staff is the priority for Swinburne. This page is created to support students, staff and the public to access official information and updates from the university.


Information for Public

Swinburne Sarawak is closed following the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the government of Malaysia, with the current phase being in force until 31 August 2020.

We also understand that there may be parents/students who may have questions regarding our intakes, enrolment, etc. We welcome these inquiries, and we can be contacted via one of the following channels:

As a reminder, visitors to the campus must adhere to all safety protocols that are already in place.


Transition to campus

Swinburne is carefully planning for a staged and flexible transition to campus, guided by the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.


Read more about our transition plans >

Information for students

We are communicating with students regularly via email. Check your Swinburne student email frequently for official updates and announcements from the university.

More information here.

Information for staff

We are communicating with staff regularly via email. We have also created an intranet hub and FAQs to support you throughout this period.

Government information

Swinburne Sarawak follows the advice of the Malaysian and Sarawak state governments as well as relevant health authorities in relation to COVID-19 closely.

Government websites

Health and hygiene information

The health, safety and wellbeing of the Swinburne community is our priority. The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene.

COVID-19 causes illnesses ranging in severity and affects people of all ages although older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma appear to be more vulnerable.

Once infected, the infected individual will experience high body temperature (38 and above), a persistent cough and mild to moderate respiratory illness.

To do your part, be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, how it spreads and ways you can protect yourself and others. The World Health Organisation (WHO) offers advice on general health and hygiene practices in order to reduce your risk of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly, after using the toilet and before eating. Dry your hands thoroughly with disposable paper towel or a hand dryer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or cough into your elbow, dispose of the tissue into a bin. Wash your hands afterwards.

Safeguard yourself and others by maintaining good personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently with soap or using an alcohol-based sanitiser and avoid touching your face.

Swinburne encourages all its community to practice the following social distancing techniques:

  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and others when in public places, especially from those who are sneezing, or coughing
  • Avoid close contact such as handshakes
  • At all times, wear a face mask when you leave home.

World Health Organisation (WHO) provides updates on the current situation via the links below in order to protect yourself:


Downloadable resources