Monash U in no rush to relax pandemic rules

Management wants to assess the impact

The university tells staff state government changes, to remove vaccination requirements for students and visitors and end the isolation rule for household contacts of infected people are, “a significant shift in the COVID 19 landscape.”

“As such the university will be taking time to gain a greater understanding of the impact on our community” and its existing rules remain (including vaccination and facemasks).

Management mentions consultation with the OHS committee, health and safety reps and staff.

The caution may be as much political as epidemiological. There was considerable controversy over opening campuses at the beginning of the year (CMM February 16).