LATEST UPDATE for enrolled students
Auckland has been placed in Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will be at Alert Level 2. If you are a distance delivery student living in the Auckland region, please see https://covid19.govt.nz/ for detailed information about what you can and can’t do at Alert Level 3.
- Contact tracing of students. Rolls will be used for this – your tutor will note your arrival and your departure time
- Visitors will need to sign in and out at Reception
- Keep a social distance of 1 metre in studios (if outside – 2 metres). Wear masks where physical distancing is not possible
- Wash hands and use hand sanitiser frequently (available in all studios)
- Surfaces will be cleaned regularly by maintenance staff
- Sneeze and cough into your elbows
- If you have cold-like symptoms – stay at home and seek medical advice
- If you have Covid–19 symptoms (any acute respiratory infection with at least one of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, stuffy or runny nose, lost sense of smell, with or without a fever) you should contact your GP team or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. For general health information visit healthinfo.org.nz.
Preventing the risk
Everybody should follow the following basic principles to reduce the risk of getting an acute respiratory infection or passing it on to others:
- regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- staying home if you are sick
- avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
- cleaning surfaces regularly (when infection is suspected).
Go to the Ministry of Health website for more information about preventing the risk:
If you need to stay away from your education provider because you are at risk of infection for 14 days, this means avoiding close contact with other people as much as possible.
The Ministry of Health is strongly encouraging people who are staying away for the 14-day period, as a result of their travel to China, to register through the new dedicated 0800 number specifically for health-related calls about coronavirus (call for free on 0800 358 5453).
Healthline has set up a dedicated 0800 number specifically for health-related calls about coronavirus.
The Healthline existing number 0800 611 116 is still the main number to call for non-coronavirus health concerns.
Healthline has translators and interpreters available 24/7 in 150 languages including Mandarin and Cantonese.