Monash U considers giving a RATs

Campuses will open to staff and students from O week with the university “strongly encouraging” all to be triple vaxed

In-person classes begin at the start of semester, on February 28, but stay on-line for students now off-shore who plan to stay there and people in-country who can’t get to their campus.

As to rapid antigen tests, the university is “currently considering” how they could be used.

“Subject to supply and availability, the university is working on the provision of RATs for individuals including teaching staff and other areas with a higher risk of transmission – based on the latest health advice,” COO Peter Marshall tells staff.

The message for everybody else is, “we encourage the Monash community to continue to access RATs via state-run testing centres.”