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This webpage has been created to keep our community informed with the latest information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.
For the most up-to-date information please visit the Ministry of Health website.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our top priority. We want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to help those affected to continue with their studies.
The New Zealand Government has announced a further extension to the temporary travel restrictions on travellers coming from or through mainland China. The extension is for eight days and applies from today (24 February 2020).
The Government is reviewing this position daily. This affects international travellers who leave or transit through mainland China. New Zealand citizens and permanent residents returning to New Zealand will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members; however they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the country.
If you are affected or you have questions about your specific situation, please urgently get in touch with us, either via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739) or +64 6 350 5701.
This will be a stressful situation for many students and for those affected, and we want to reassure you we will help you continue your studies with us with as little disruption as possible. Massey University has world-class distance learning facilities, and in most situations you will be able to continue your studies off-campus
If you are a student that is affected by the coronavirus situation, we are offering flexibility with admission and enrolment dates.
However, we strongly advise you to enrol as soon as possible so you can commence your study programme when Semester One starts on February 24. In most cases, those unable to travel to New Zealand will be assisted to commence their studies online. If you are a student that is affected you will be contacted with more specific advice.
As per Ministry of Health advice from last week, we have advised all students and staff who may have been at risk of exposure because they have recently been to China, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with coronavirus, to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are a university student accommodation resident we will be able to assist you with self-isolation, please contact our accommodation team on email@example.com. You will find further information on what self-isolation means on the Ministry of Health website. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority and we are committed to supporting all our students through this time. Read our FAQs for more information.
Massey is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all staff and students. If you, or someone you know, experiences harassment or feels uncomfortable on campus please speak with someone in our Harassment Resolution Team for advice and support.
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Updated answers to questions about the virus, and what it means for travel to New Zealand and studying and working at Massey University.
Advice for staff and students who may be at risk of exposure to coronavirus.
Archive of Massey University advice on coronavirus to its staff and students since the outbreak began.
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Last updated on Monday 24 February 2020