STUDENT COVID-19 SURVIVAL GUIDE
Now that COVID-19 is in our community, it's important have a few things prepared to assist if you or someone in your household tests positive.
This page covers what to prepare and what to do if you test positive while studying.
What to prepare
- Keep enough food and essential items to last 7 days
- Long life and pantry items, frozen meals, treats (foods you enjoy!)
- Medication such as prescription and Cold and Flu tablets
- Grooming products
- Have a Rapid Antigen Test on hand in case you are feeling unwell.
- Know where your nearest COVID testing location is. This is a free service. There is one on Curtin Campus HERE which is open 8am to 12noon Monday to Friday.
- Share house rules – if you are in shared accommodation talk about what happens if one of you have to isolate.
- Isolation Buddy/Support community – set up a buddy system with people outside your household who you can call on if you need help.
- Set up Online Grocery Shopping accounts at Coles or Woolworths
- Keep up to date with Curtin COVID Response and Hotspots Exposure Sites here
If you've tested positive, what happens now?
- Register your positive RAT test on the Healthy WA Website. More information on what you need to do next is updated regularly on this site.
- If you have been on Curtin campus recently report to Curtin HERE
- If you have no symptoms then settle in with your studies and entertainment subscription.
- Curtin has a range of wellbeing activities and other information on the COVID-19 information for students page.
If you are unwell let your Unit Co-ordinators know and if you need an extension and the assessment allows for extensions, apply for it as late penalties will apply. Subjected to approval by the school:
- Extensions for up to 5 days
- Self-certification is accepted, with these limits:
- Students undertaking a study load exceeding 50 CR will be permitted two self-certifications in each study period.
- Students with a study load of 50 CR or less will be permitted one self-certification in each study period.
(Note: Each self-certification can only be used once (even if the full 5 days have not been requested).
- Extensions longer than 5 days
- Medical certificate required, with the following exceptions when there is a high demand for medical services:
- Evidence of a positive COVID test (PCR or RAT)
- Evidence of a requirement to isolate
If you are unwell, please notify your supervisory team. Any delays to thesis submission should also be communicated to ROC.GRS@curtin.edu.au
Email Curtin email@example.com if you have any concerns or questions.
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
If you have lost income due to being isolated you may qualify for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
Click here for eligibility criteria and how to claim.
- No online application available for International students, you will have to call the main Emergency information line – 180 22 66
- Be prepared for at least a 40 mins wait
- Prepare identity documents such as Passport, VISA, Drivers’ Licence and/ or Curtin COE, notice to isolate and the operator will talk you through the application
- Funds will take a few weeks to be disbursed