University operations at different alert levels

Learn what the different Government Covid-19 Alert Levels mean for the University.

Overview

The University of Auckland follows the Ministry of Education’s Guidelines for Tertiary Education Organisations on how to operate at the different alert levels. The University will respond according to the requirements of the different alert levels as they happen. 

Alert Level 1: Prepare

Guidelines for Alert Level 1 are currently under review by the Ministry of Education.

Please check back at a later time.

However, to provide a degree of certainty to students during the current round of alert level changes, the University has decided to remain in online teaching and learning mode until the end of Semester Two/Quarter 4 2021, regardless of alert level. 

Alert Level 2: Reduce

What happens with teaching at Alert Level 2?

  • Remote teaching mode – almost all teaching, including labs and studios, provided online.
  • Any on-campus activity is limited to 200 people or less, with strict public health and infection control measures in place.
  • Check Canvas for details about individual courses.
  • Students who are at high risk of harm from Covid-19 and need to continue their studies remotely, need to fill out a Health Consideration Form.
  • All tests and examinations conducted online.

What happens on campus at Alert Level 2?

  • Remote Learning support available
  • All usual (non-teaching) activity is provided on campus with strict public health and infection control measures in place.
  • Non-teaching related gatherings limited to 100 either indoors or outdoors.
  • All libraries and information commons open, with strict public health and infection control measures in place.
  • Click and collect service available for borrowing books from the library.

Health and safety

  • Do not come onto campus if you are unwell, or at higher risk, under the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Physically distance where possible; practice healthy hygiene habits; hand sanitiser widely available.
  • Face coverings must be worn at student health services, pharmacies, banks and retailers on campus. They are strongly recommended at all other times, particularly where physical distancing may be difficult; for example, in libraries, or in a confined space with other students or staff, such as in workshops, lifts, transportation organised by the TEO, etc.
  • Use NZ COVID Tracer app, with Bluetooth turned on, and is mandatory.

Alert Level 3: Restrict

What happens with teaching at Alert Level 3?

  • Remote teaching mode – almost all teaching, including labs and studios, provided online.
  • Any on-campus activity is limited to 10 people or less, with strict public health and infection control measures in place.
  • Check Canvas for details about individual courses.
  • All tests and examinations conducted online.

What happens on campus at Alert Level 3?

Health and safety

  • Do not come onto campus unless you have been pre- authorised to do so to attend a teaching event, or are seeking access to a study space.
  • Do not come onto campus if you are unwell, or at higher risk under the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Physically distance from others and practice healthy hygiene habits; hand sanitiser widely available.
  • Use of the NZ COVID Tracer app, with Bluetooth turned on is required.
  • Face coverings should be worn at indoor facilities (e.g., libraries and student health services) where these are open. They are strongly recommended at all other times, particularly where physical distancing may be difficult; for example, in a confined space with other students or staff, such as in workshops, lifts, transportation organised by the TEO, etc.

Alert Level 4: Lockdown

What happens with teaching at Alert Level 4?

  • Remote teaching mode - all teaching, including labs and studios, provided online.
  • All tests and examinations conducted online.

What happens on campus at Alert Level 4?

Health and safety

Please note: This alert level information only applies to University of Auckland campuses in New Zealand. Students who are overseas and studying online are not impacted by the alert levels.