COVID-19 orange setting
Find out what the orange 'traffic light' setting means for the University, including access to campus, teaching delivery, and student support services.
It remains crucial that you check the Ministry of Health webpage that lists locations of interest, and that you follow the instructions on that site if they apply to you.
All campuses remain closed to the public at the orange setting, but students and staff are welcome.
Public health measures
These public health measures apply on campus at the orange setting:
- It is mandatory to scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app (with Bluetooth enabled) as you move through campus.
- Staff and students are encouraged to use their ID card to swipe in (and out) of buildings.
- You are encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 1 metre.
- Please wear a face covering (these are mandatory at Mauri Ora | Student Health and Counselling).
- Stay home if you are unwell, and study or work remotely where possible.
Currently there is no all-of-university vaccine requirement at the orange setting. The University has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all those coming onto our campuses from 31 January 2022. There's more information on our vaccine mandate page.
Retailers and cafés on campus will determine whether they require vaccine passes for staff and students to use their facilities.
Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning is delivered in-person and online at the orange setting. Almost all courses are offered in dual mode (i.e. both fully online and in-person), with some exceptions.
Student services are available online and in-person. The following measures will apply to in-person visits to all of our services (apart from Mauri Ora—Student Health and Counselling and Te Amaru—Disability Services):
- You are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
- You are strongly encouraged to maintain a physical distance of 1 metre.
- You must scan in using NZ COVID-19 Tracer App.
Looking after yourself and others
This University has a set of core ethical values, as well as a commitment to wellbeing, inclusivity, and diversity.
- We want everyone to feel safe and included on campus.
- Be respectful to each other and to staff and take the time to connect with and look out for fellow students.
- Look after yourself and others by prioritising your wellbeing during this period of uncertainty.
There are resources available to support you:
- Our student wellbeing leaders and the Manawa Ora—Student Wellbeing team have developed a series of resources.
- The Ministry of Health has advice on managing your mental wellbeing.
- New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience has strategies for coping with COVID-19.
It is normal to feel stressed or lonely at the moment as we all navigate difficult circumstances.
For support with anxiety or mental wellbeing, you can
- Call or text 1737 free at any time and talk to a trained counsellor.
- Contact Student Counselling.