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Use COVID-19 Alert Level 2 contact tracing form when on campus.
New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. We are preparing buildings for re-entry and expect to begin re-opening our facilities and services from Monday, 18 May. All courses will continue to be taught online for the remainder of Semester 1.
The information below is a summary of how the University will operate at Alert Level 2 for the remainder of Semester 1. More detailed information may be found by clicking on the links. The University intends to make decisions about Semester 2 in the coming weeks and will inform students as soon as possible.
At Alert Level 2, on-campus student services will begin re-opening from Monday, such as food outlets, recreation centres, early childhood centres, computer labs, the library and information desks. It may take some time for services to get up and running and not all will be open from Monday. You can view a list of our on-campus services and they dates each will re-open. This list will be updated as information becomes available.
All re-opened buildings and services will be treated as “controlled” environments in which the University will implement a number of measures to keep people safe. You must follow these measures when you come to campus:
You should stay home if you are sick or are “at-risk” for COVID-19. People considered at risk include those aged over 70, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions.
All courses will continue to be taught online for the remainder of Semester 1, with only a small number of exceptions.
Teaching may occur on campus during Semester 1 for courses that require specialist equipment, labs or studios, if the necessary health and safety protocols can be put in place.
Course coordinators or academic units will engage with you directly if they are planning to grant access to essential labs, studios and workshops, or facilitate classes or training that cannot be done remotely.
Work-integrated learning placements will resume on a case-by-case basis during Semester 1. If you are meant to participate in a placement this semester, your course coordinators will be in touch with you directly about whether this can proceed.
There will no change to what has previously been communicated about end-of-semester exams.
For more information about teaching and exams during Semester 1, head to the teaching, exams and assessments page on our COVID-19 website hub.
If you are a postgraduate research student and wish to undertake research on campus, you should check with your main supervisor about what research facilities or equipment are available to use and when it will be possible to gain access. If you plan on recommencing research on campus, it is important to note that researchers should have contingency plans in place in case the campus is required to close at short notice.
Under Alert Level 2, researchers must follow a number of additional measures when undertaking research involving human research participants and human biological samples. See the research page for more information.
Our student accommodation will fully re-open at Alert Level 2 and we look forward to welcoming residents back when it is safe for them to return. If you left our halls of residence when New Zealand went into lockdown, you will be contacted directly to discuss your plans. For more information about how our student accommodation will operate under Alert Level 2, see the accommodation page on our COVID-19 website hub.
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Last updated on Friday 15 May 2020