COVID-19 Update

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Latest Update 1st March 2021

From 6:00am yesterday morning Auckland reentered Alert Level 3 while the rest of the country moved to Alert Level 2, for a period of 7 days.

As a result, our Auckland and Pukekohe campuses will be closed this week and students will work remotely.

Our Hamilton and Christchurch campuses will remain open and continue to operate safely following the government COVID-19 guidelines.


18th February 2021

From midnight last night, Auckland officially moved from COVID Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2. This means our Auckland and Pukekohe campuses are now fully open again with safe health measures in place.

The rest of New Zealand has also moved to Alert Level 1, which means we can gather in larger numbers again while still keeping safe.


15th February 2021

As you would have heard, from 11:59pm last night, New Zealand's Alert Levels have changed. Auckland has now moved to Alert Level 3 while the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2. These levels will remain for 3 days until midnight on Wednesday.


What does this mean for us?



Our Auckland and Pukekohe campuses will be closed during this period and students will learn from home.


All other regions

Our campuses outside of Auckland will remain open and take the following steps to keep everyone safe:

  • We all take responsibility.
  • COVID-19 is out there. Play it safe.
  • We can operate, if we can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible (talk to your tutor).
  • Ask everyone, staff, students, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from our campuses and seek medical advice if needed. Any concerns please refer to your tutor/campus manager.
  • Keep 1 metre apart where possible, including vans, classrooms and common areas.
  • We encourage face coverings if you are in close contact with others.
  • Keep contact-tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction with staff, students, contractors or customers.
  • Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • If you are unwell, or have underlying health conditions, stay home and let your campus tutor know.
  • We sign in and out, capturing our movements accurately (using ImHere and the NZ COVID Tracer QR code).
  • We wash our hands often, and make use of the sanitizer.
  • We clean up after ourselves – wiping down the printer, coffee machine and kitchen surfaces after each use, and we’re responsible for wiping our office, van and classroom door handles and surfaces.
  • We maintain social distance of 1m with other staff, students, visitors and contractors.
  • We use good sneeze/cough hygiene.
  • The high touch communal areas are wiped down regularly (entrances, handles, toilets, common areas) – Regular wiping down means at least once a day, more often as required.
  • We will continue to support our staff and students that work from home or study at distance.
  • We communicate well - have posters reminding us of best practice, emails with updates/changes, share our experiences and talk about expectations so we’re all on the same page.


Signs and symptoms

What are the symptoms of 2019-nCoV?

Symptoms of 2019-nCoV are similar to a range of other illnesses such as influenza and do not necessarily mean that you have 2019-nCoV. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing can be a sign of pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. We don’t yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current WHO assessments suggest that it is 2–10 days. 

What do I do if I am sick right now?

If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing please telephone Healthline (for free) on 0800 611 116


To keep up to date on COVID-19 visit the Ministry of Health website.

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