Whitireia and WelTec Current Advice

COVID-19 update: 24 February 2021 

COVID-19 update: 15 February 2021


 

COVID-19 Update 

Published on 24 February 2021 

 

Kia ora koutou katoa,

It’s an exciting time of year as we welcome new and returning ākonga (students) to our campuses.

As Aotearoa New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1, there are a few things to keep in mind as you start your study year with us.

  • If you’re unwell, please stay at home, and let your tutor know. If you have a cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor to get advice about isolating and being tested.
  • Practice good hygiene, including washing hands, using the hand sanitiser available on campus, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
  • Use a face covering on our Whitireia and WelTec campus buses and on public transport. If you’d like to wear a face covering on campus, you can. It’s personal choice.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen: Sign-in to campus each day, turn on Bluetooth and scan QR codes. Whichever campus you start the day at, you should stay there. As a general rule, you shouldn’t travel between campuses in the same day.
  • Make sure that your correct contact details, including a mobile phone number if you have one, are in Moodle so we can send you updates by email and text. To check your details: Login to Moodle, go to your profile (top right-hand corner) and check that we have your Whitireia or WelTec email address, and a phone number.
  • You can read more about being on campus at Alert Level 1 here.

 It’s important for us to work together to keep each other, our whānau and communities safe. Enjoy your time on campus with us, and please reach out to our Learner Support Services or your tutor if you need advice or support.

 


COVID-19 change in Alert Levels 

Published on 15 February 2021 

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 14 February 2021, Auckland has shifted to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Level 2. These Alert Levels will be in place until midnight on Wednesday 17 February.

We have been prepared for possible changes to Alert Levels, and you will be familiar with the precautions we have in place.

For us, at Alert Level 2, this means:

  • Stay at home if unwell, and let your tutor know.
  • If you have a cold, flu or Covid-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline to get advice about isolating and being tested.
  • Ensure physical distancing.
  • Practice good hygiene, including washing hands and coughing/sneezing into your elbow.
  • Use a face covering on public transport, and in situations where physical distancing isn’t possible, like in shops.
  • If you’d like to wear a face covering on campus, you can. It’s personal choice.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen: Sign-in to campus each day, turn on Bluetooth and scan QR codes.
  • Whichever campus you start the day at, you should stay there. As a general rule, you shouldn’t travel between campuses in the same day.    

Please reach out to your tutor or our support services if you need help. We’re here to support you and ensure you can continue your study. You can also contact Learner Support Services on 0800 141 121 or email us at lss@wandw.ac.nz