Yesterday the Government announced that from 11:59 pm on Tuesday 16th November, Hamilton (including the Waikato Region which has been at Alert L3.2) will move to Alert Level 2.
This means our Hamilton campus is able to move back to onsite learning.
Students will be able to return to Campus on Thursday 18th November, giving our tutors Wednesday to prepare their classrooms for students again.
Remember to follow the guidelines:
At Alert Level 2, you can go to work, and all businesses and services can open but must follow public health rules.
We are waiting to receive detailed policy and advice on how vaccine mandates may be implemented in the tertiary sector. We are working closely with government agencies and others to clarify what is and what is not required.
As a tertiary provider, we will follow the Government’s mandate on vaccination requirements as these become available from the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission)
We will update this page once we receive more information on what mandates will mean for the tertiary sector.
As of 11:59pm last night Hamilton and parts of Waikato moved into COVID alert level 3 for a minimum period of 5 days. This means all classes held at the Hamilton campus will move back to online study this week. If you are unsure of what this means for you and your class, please contact your tutor or give us a call on 0800 834 834.
Tomorrow at 11:59pm Auckland will be moving to Level 3 while the rest of the country adjusts their level 2 to include gatherings of up to 100 people.
While in level 3 our Auckland and Pukekohe campus will still be closed, and we will remain teaching classes remotely until level 2 when we can reopen.
Tonight at 11:59pm all of New Zealand except for Auckland will be moving to level 2, while Auckland remains at level 4.
This means that classes at our Hamilton and Christchurch campuses will return on Monday the 13th of September. This gives our tutors time to prepare our campuses for our students to return.
Mask use on campus is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Mask use will be mandatory for students when in our Vision College vans.
If you are a current student, your tutor will be in contact with you to let you know what will be happening with your class. You can also keep an eye out on the Student Hub Facebook Page for further updates.
Tonight at 11:59pm all of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to level 3 while Auckland and Northland will remain in level 4.
What does this mean for our Hamilton and Christchurch students?
For now, we will remain teaching remotely for as many classes as possible until level 2. Practical classes are allowed to resume but only for a max of ten people. If your class typically requires practical learning, your tutor will be in contact with you to let you know if there is a possibility of returning on site. If you are unsure about what learning looks like for you in level 3, please don't hesitate to contact your tutor with questions.
Here are some government resources that may be helpful during this difficult time:
Details on what the changing of alert levels mean for some of our campuses will be provided on the 31st of August.
Today the Government has announced New Zealand will move into Alert Level 4 lockdown at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 17th August.
Both Hamilton and Christchurch campuses will be closed for 3 days, and Auckland and Pukekohe campuses will be closed for 7 days.
Hamilton and Christchurch's levels will be reviewed in three days time. Please keep an eye on the news and our website to stay informed.
If you are a current student and are unsure of how your class is or will be operating during Alert Level 4, your tutor will be in contact with you. If you do not hear from them, please contact your tutor or email email@example.com for their contact details.
If you are a prospective student, please know that our enrolments are still open for our upcoming course intakes! If you have any questions on how our courses will be operating or what studying will look like for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with the correct details.
For more updates on COVID-19 and the alert levels please visit Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)