Covid-19: information for our community

Under Alert Level 1, all teaching and learning activities have now resumed on campus according to the standard timetable. Welcome back.

Thursday 8 October

Teaching and learning

All teaching and learning activities have now resumed on campus according to the standard timetable. In addition, as communicated previously, all examinations and tests from 5 November scheduled to be held on-campus will be held on-campus if we are at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2. The border restrictions remain in place, and we will continue to support our students overseas as we have done throughout the year.

Physical distancing and masks

The Government has confirmed that, under Alert Level 1, physical distancing is not required, and it is no longer a requirement to wear face masks on public transport. However, please feel free to wear a face mask on campus if this provides you with an additional level of comfort.

Check-IN and the NZ COVID Tracer App

Detailed attendance records are no longer required, and you do not need to use the University’s Check-IN service from Thursday 8 October onwards.

You are encouraged to keep track of where you have been by continuing to use the QR code posters​ for the NZ COVID Tracer App on display at building entrances.

Hygiene on campus

Our enhanced cleaning regimes will continue under Alert Level 1 to ensure a healthy and safe environment for everyone on campus. We have deployed more than 800 hand sanitiser stations around campus and 800 disinfectant spray packs in teaching spaces for student and staff use.

Please continue to practise good hand hygiene, stay home if you are unwell, and if you have cold and flu symptoms contact your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.

More information on returning to campus

What each alert level means for students

Community quick links (some access restricted)

What do I need to know?

What should I do if I think I have the virus?

If you are unwell and you have symptoms (see MoH Covid-19 symptoms) then you should contact Healthline at 0800 358 5453.

New Zealand support services / information

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Ministry of Health online

New Zealand Ministry of Health Covid-19 (overview page)

New Zealand Ministry of Health on Facebook @minhealthnz


New Zealand Ministry of Health dedicated coronavirus helpline

Note: If you want to find out about Covid-19, please look at the online resources listed above first.  

0800 358 5453 (or +64 9 358 5453 for overseas SIMs).

The 0800 number is free to call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be staffed by members of the National Telehealth Service with interpreters on hand to help with translation.

Immigration New Zealand Contact Centre coronavirus-specific helpline

0508 225 288 (within NZ) or +64 9 952 1679 (outside NZ).

Immigration New Zealand response to Covid-19 (information on travelling to New Zealand, including travel bans and self-isolation requirements)

Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas