The health, safety and wellbeing of the Swinburne community is our priority. We encourage you to protect yourself and those around you by maintaining 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.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are extensive. Do visit the the WHO website for a comprehensive list.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) offers advice on general health and hygiene practices such as taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue.
Don’t forget the basics of good hygiene:
Swinburne encourages all its community to practice the following social distancing techniques:
In addition to the routine cleaning cadence, the university has implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency to clean and disinfect common areas and commonly touched surfaces within the buildings.
Touchpoints such as entrance handles, handrails, elevator buttons, tables /counters etc are being cleaned twice daily, five days a week.
Dispenser stations containing alcohol-based hand sanitizers are placed at temperature stations, building entrances and offices. Although hand sanitizers can help prevent the spread of the virus, practicing the proper hand-washing technique is considered to be more effective.
World Health Organisation (WHO) provides updates on the current situation via the links below in order to protect yourself: