From Monday 31 August, masks or face coverings are to be used on our campus buses.
Remember, single-use face masks must be disposed of safely. Please dispose of your used masks in the labelled waste bins located at campus entry points.
The Prime Minister has confirmed that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 until midnight on Sunday 30 August, then step into Alert Level 2. The rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2. Government will review these Alert Level settings before Sunday 6 September.
We’re here to ensure you have the support you need to continue your study. Please reach out to your tutor or our learner support services if you need assistance.
Our priority is keeping students and staff safe and ensuring our students can continue their study.
We will be putting up the Government’s COVID-19 QR code posters around our campuses so that we are part of the wider initiative to use the Government’s app.
However, it is essential that we also still sign-in to our own institutes’ COVID-19 tracing system, as we must be able to provide information about who has been at our campuses for contact tracing purposes (more detail about this below).
And, as before, be at one-campus only in one day. There should be no travelling between campuses within the same day.
Our classroom and laboratory/studio spaces have been reviewed to ensure physical spacing, we have stepped-up our cleaning, and have hand-sanitiser in place.
There has been a lot of misinformation spreading online. Please rely on official Government advice and be kind to each other. Like last time, we have a zero-tolerance for misinformation or COVID-19 jokes from students.
All students and staff, when you come onto campus, must:
This is important. The Government requires polytechnics to be able to provide, at any point in time, a list of people who have attended each class and campus.
Official advice for those living in the Auckland region, at Alert Level 3, is that it’s highly recommended you wear a mask or face covering when outside the home. At Alert Level 2, you should wear face coverings where physical distancing is not possible, like on public transport or in shops.
We’ve had queries about mask use at our Wellington campuses during Alert Level 2. If students wish to wear masks on campus, you may do so. It is a personal choice.
More information on masks:
What to do if you are unwell or have a COVID-19 test
If you have a COVID-19 test, please:
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The Prime Minister has advised that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, and the rest of the country at Alert Level 2, until midnight on Wednesday 26 August.
For us, this means:
Thank you for working with us as we have moved swiftly to these new Alert Levels.
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The Prime Minister and Director-General of Health have advised that there have been four cases of Covid-19, in one family, in Auckland that is unconnected with international travel. On that basis, Auckland is moving to Alert Level 3, and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2, at midday today (12 August). This will last for three days, although we need to plan for it to be extended.
Our Auckland campus is closed as of this morning. Auckland students should not come to campus until we confirm that the campus is reopened. Tutors are contacting students directly with many classes running remotely today or tomorrow.
For our Wellington-based students, please come to classes as usual, unless you’re unwell. We need to practice social distancing, good hygiene and use masks where it is not possible to social distance (eg on public transport). Please download the COVID tracker app and start using it, if you’re not already.
We will provide more information later today and in the coming days about our plans for running classes, both in Auckland and Wellington, so please check Moodle regularly.
We have some very good plans that we used last time, so I’m confident we can transition to the higher alert levels seamlessly.
Our priority is ensuring that you can continue your study and have the support you need. So please reach out to your tutor or our support services if you need assistance.