RMIT Vietnam NewsFAQs


Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 10:00

This information remains current as of 4pm Thursday 6 August.

The Saigon South campus of RMIT Vietnam closed from July 24 to August 3. Why?

The campus was closed from end of Thursday 23 July 2009 until start of business Monday 3 August 2009, as a precautionary measure to help restrict the spread of H1N1 influenza. The University supported the suggestion that closure should be effective for at least 7 days.

A small number of cases had been detected on campus.

How many people at RMIT Vietnam have been diagnosed as having H1N1 influenza?

There are 37 confirmed cases amongst students and staff as at end of Thursday 6 August 2009. While this is a very small proportion of the university population, we are aware that the virus can spread rapidly and there may still be some further cases.

How was Saigon South campus being secured and essential operations managed during the closure?

The Saigon South campus maintained a skeleton staff of essential personnel only during the closure period, and senior management continued to monitor developments and advise students and staff of developments as necessary.

Has Hanoi campus been affected?

Hanoi campus has continued operating as usual, with no confirmed cases of H1N1 recorded.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Consult a doctor.

If I am a student or staff member, where do I go for medical advice?

The International SOS medical clinic at Saigon South campus is open Monday to Saturday. Telephone: (08) 3776 1360.

The Family Medical Clinic near Hanoi campus is open 7 days a week. Telephone: (04) 3843 0748.

Useful links to further information on H1N1 influenza.

H1N1 Control Measures at RMIT Vietnam

World Health Organisation website

SOS International swine flu information

WHO FAQ sheet

What should I do if a staff member or student informs me that they are sick with H1N1 flu?

Please notify Ms Tran Kim Dinh, Personnel Manager at .

How will I know if anything changes?

Check this web page or your RMIT Vietnam email account for new information

FAQs for Staff

Will the time I spend away from campus due to the recent closure affect my leave?

No. The time away from campus will be treated as normal working time and will not be treated as annual or sick leave.

I applied for annual leave during the recent closure. Will I get those leave days refunded?

Yes. All annual leave booked on days between 24 July and 2 August inclusive will be cancelled and will not be deducted from annual leave accruals.

What leave do I take if I am quarantined or if I am instructed to stay at home with a family member who is well but who has been quarantined?

You will be eligible for special leave, providing you can produce evidence that you were instructed to be quarantined for that period.


Please also check elsewhere on this website for the most recent public statements about what the University is doing about H1N1 to protect the welfare of its students and staff.