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Different alert levels on campus

Below we outline what the different government COVID-19 alert levels mean for you.

We follow advice from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education on how we should operate at different alert levels. If any of this information changes following a government announcement, we will update this page as soon as possible. We’ll also be in touch with you via email and social media, but please continue to check this page for the latest information.

Alert Level 1: Prepare

Ministry of Education requirements

All university business may continue as usual. If you are experiencing cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

On campus

  • Please use the Government’s COVID-19 Tracer App and scan in to buildings.
  • If you’re unwell please stay home. If you’re asked to get tested, please let the university know by contacting  hands@massey.ac.nz.
  • Regularly wash your hands.

Teaching requirements

  • In-person teaching on campus is allowed without restrictions.
  • Online assessments and alternative forms of assessment may be used, but are not requirements at this level.

Alert Level 2: Reduce

Ministry of Education requirements

On-campus activities may continue as long as public health control measures are in place. Contact tracing information must be collected, so you must scan the QR code as you enter buildings on campus.

On campus

  • Everyone coming onto any campus must log their movements using the Government’s COVID-19 Tracer App.
  • There will be more regular cleaning of shared spaces.
  • If you are experiencing cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test. If you are tested, please let our health and safety team know by emailing hands@massey.ac.nz.
  • Some specific requirements will be in place in university-managed student accommodation. This will be communicated by the residential life teams.
  • Students should bring face coverings when attending on-site activities as these will be required in certain areas such as libraries, student health services, confined spaces, lifts, retailers on campus and where physical distancing is not possible.

Teaching requirements

  • Teaching will be moved online wherever possible.
  • Where in-person teaching is required, physical distancing of at least 1 metre must be maintained and face coverings are strongly recommended.
  • Where in-person teaching is required and distancing is not an option, face coverings must be worn.
  • All in-person teaching activity must be approved by the college’s Pro-Vice Chancellor.
  • Exams to be conducted online wherever possible.

Alert Level 3: Restrict

Ministry of Education requirements

All university activities should be done remotely where possible. If not possible, groups should be limited to a group of 10 and should not interact with any other group. Anyone who is not a student, staff member or contractor should not be on campus. Infection prevention and control measures should be in place.

On campus

  • Parts of campus closed, including any non-essential facilities.
  • Remote delivery of services prioritised.
  • Strict physical distancing and bubbles should be maintained at all times.
  • Only staff and contractors approved as Level 3 essential services may access the campus.
  • Contract tracing measures are in place for all remaining on-site activities.
  • Frequent cleaning of all shared spaces.
  • Some specific requirements will be in place in university-managed student accommodation. This will be communicated by the residential life teams.

Teaching requirements

  • No face-to-face teaching except for limited labs and studios that have been authorised by the college’s Pro Vice-Chancellor.
  • Any teaching authorised to continue must be limited to a single ‘bubble’ of 10 people.
  • In-person attendance lists must be maintained for contact tracing purposes.

Alert Level 4: Lockdown

Ministry of Education requirements

All tertiary facilities must be closed, except for student accommodation and those deemed essential services. Providers must continue to deliver education remotely, where possible. If access to campus has been approved, the minimum number of people needed to complete the task should be used. At-risk people, or those living with at-risk people, should not be asked to carry out any on-site activities. Events or gatherings at tertiary facilities are not allowed.

Massey University campus requirements

  • Campus is closed, except for on-campus student accommodation and pre-approved essential services.
  • Some specific requirements will be in place in university-managed student accommodation. This will be communicated by the residential life teams.

Massey University teaching requirements

  • Online teaching only, no face-to-face teaching permitted.
  • Examinations online only.