University operations at different alert levels

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

Alert Levels explained

The University of Auckland follows the Ministry of Education’s Guidelines for Tertiary Education Organisations on how to operate at the different Alert Levels. Below is a snapshot of what happens at the University of Auckland at each Alert Level.

Covid-19 Level What happens with teaching at this level? What happens on campus at this level?

Level 1 - Prepare

All on-campus activities permitted as usual

  • All teaching on campus
  • Recorded lectures available as usual
  • Exams and tests conducted on campus with invigilators
  • All usual activity is provided on campus

Health & Safety

  • Do not come onto campus if you are unwell
  • Practice healthy hygiene habits; hand sanitiser widely available
  • Use NZ Covid tracer app

Level 2 - Reduce

In-person classes allowed

 

No more than 100 people at events and gatherings but:

 

Limits on gatherings do not apply to education-related
gatherings: “there are no size restrictions for lectures and classes”.

  • Lectures with more than 300 students provided by lecture recording only
  • Lectures with 299 students and less provided on campus (with usual lecture recording available)
  • All other teaching activity (labs, studios, tutorials etc) on campus
  • Exams and tests conducted on campus with invigilators
  • Can’t come onto campus for a health condition – medical certificate required and follow normal processes for special conditions, compassionate consideration and Aegrotat
  • All usual activity is provided on campus with some modifications for health and safety
  • Non-teaching gatherings limited to 100

Health & Safety

  • Do not come onto campus if you are unwell
  • Required to Check-IN when on campus 
  • Physically distance where possible; practice healthy hygiene habits; hand sanitiser widely available; face covering encouraged
  • Use NZ Covid tracer app

Level 3 - Restrict

Classes
of more than 10 people are not allowed on campus

 

Classes
of 10 people or fewer should be run remotely wherever possible. If not
possible, they may continue on campus but must be strictly managed

  • Remote teaching mode. All teaching including labs and studios provided online (with some exceptions)
  • Tests conducted online
  • Exams conducted online
  • Limited study spaces and computer labs available at selected campuses
  • All student services provided online
  • Health and Counselling Service and Student Accommodation operate on campus

Health & Safety

  • Do not come onto campus if you are unwell
  • Required to Check-IN when on campus 
  • Physically distance by 2m; practice healthy hygiene habits; hand sanitiser widely available; face covering encouraged
  • Use NZ Covid tracer app

Level 4 - Lockdown



No on-campus classes are allowed
 

  • Remote teaching mode
  • All teaching including labs and studios provided online
  • Tests conducted online
  • Exams conducted online 
  • No on campus activity with the exception of Health & Counselling Service and Student Accommodation
  • All student services provided online

Please note: The above table only applies to University of Auckland campuses in New Zealand. Students who are overseas and studying online are not impacted by the Alert Levels.