University operations under the COVID-19 Protection Framework

Learn what the Government’s traffic light system means for the University.

Overview

The settings on this web page reflect the guidance from the Ministry of Education on the application of the COVID-19 Protection Framework within tertiary education organisations. The framework notes the possibility of using localised or wider lockdowns. Students should plan their activities where possible to be ready to transition to new settings, or campus closure, at short notice.

If you test positive, please refer to our Covid-19 personal status and notification page.

Applicable at all settings

Details of the University's position on vaccination status and mask wearing when coming on to campus are on the Requirements for coming on to campus notice.

Red settings

Health and safety

What happens with teaching at Red?

  • Teaching activities will be delivered as designed as much as possible, taking account of the heightened public health measures.
  • Course directors will work with associate deans (Teaching and Learning) to determine how to handle these health measures and information about this will be shared with students through Canvas.

What happens with assessments at Red?

  • Examinations will normally be digital and remote.
  • Tests will be digital and remote for the remainder of Semester One/Quarter Two 2022.
  • Examinations previously approved to be in person (clinical, performance and practical examinations only) will occur in person with public health and infection control measures are in place.
  • Other in-person assessments will take place as planned with public health and infection control measures are in place, or approved alternatives provided.

What happens with research at Red?

  • Staff with responsibility for research activities will assess whether the activities are governed by existing faculty/large-scale research institute (LSRI) and/or external risk assessments and operating procedures. All research staff and students are required to familiarise themselves with, and adhere to, all such applicable assessments and procedures.
  • On-campus research and fieldwork can occur where at least 1 metre distancing can be achieved, and public health and infection control measures are in place.
  • Face to face research with the public and close contact research (where 1 metre distancing cannot be achieved) is permissible with a specific risk assessment endorsed by the faculty/LSRI health, safety and well-being manager.

What happens on campus at Red?

  • All library locations and Student Hubs are open with infection control and public health measures in place.
  • Early Childhood Centres are open with capacity limits based on 1 metre distancing.
  • Retail outlets (non-food) are operating normally with restricted capacity based on 1 metre distancing, and mandatory mask wearing.
  • Takeaway food outlets are operating normally with restricted capacity based on 1 metre distancing, and mandatory mask wearing.
  • Hospitality food outlets are operating normally with capacity restricted to 100 people, 1 metre distancing, seated and separated. Mandatory mask wearing when not seated.
  • Indoor events are permitted for up to 200 participants, in defined spaces based on 1 metre distancing and subject to compliance with all public health and infection control measures. People do not need to stand 1 metre apart during the event. For indoor events, food and beverage service must be seated and separated. Outdoor events can occur with no limits on the number of participants. Full food and beverage services may resume.

Orange and Green settings

Health and safety

What happens with teaching at Orange and Green?

  • Teaching activities will be delivered as designed.
  • Students should monitor Canvas for any changes to a course that may arise as a result of localised events.

What happens with assessments at Orange and Green?

  • Examinations will normally be digital and remote.
  • Tests will be digital and remote for the remainder of Semester One/Quarter Two 2022.
  • Exams previously approved to be in person (clinical, performance and practical examinations only) will occur in person.
  • Other in-person assessments will take place as planned.

What happens with research at Orange and Green?

  • Normal operations with appropriate risk assessment informed controls, and required public health measures in place.
  • No capacity restrictions.

What happens on campus at Orange and Green?

  • All library locations and Student Hubs are open with infection control and public health measures in place.
  • Early Childhood Centres are open with full enrolment.
  • Retail outlets (non-food) are operating normally with restricted capacity based on 1 metre distancing, and mandatory mask wearing.
  • Takeaway food outlets are operating normally with appropriate risk assessment informed controls, public health measures in place, and mask wearing encouraged.
  • Hospitality food outlets are operating normally with appropriate risk assessment informed controls, public health measures in place, and mask wearing encouraged when not seated.
  • Events are permitted with no limit on participant numbers, subject to compliance with all public health and infection control measures.

Please note: This information on this page only applies to University of Auckland campuses in New Zealand. Students who are overseas and studying online are not impacted by the Covid-19 Protection Framework.