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Covid-19 update: campus vaccination clinic opens today

The Prime Minister has confirmed that Ōtautahi Christchurch will remain in Alert Level 2. At this level please continue to maintain social distancing, good hygiene practices, wear face coverings, stay home if you’re unwell and if you have cold or flu symptoms, call your GP or Healthline (0800 611 116) for advice.

Vaccination clinic
Having the majority of the country vaccinated against Covid-19 will determine how quickly Aotearoa New Zealand returns to a more ‘normal’ way of life.

Whether you need your first Covid vaccination or it’s time to have your second, head into Haere-roa today or Wednesday and the team will get you sorted.

  • Tuesday 5 October: 11am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 6 October: 10am – 2pm [Māori and Pasifika clinic] and 2pm – 7pm

There’s no need to book for the campus clinic, just drop in with your friends, flatmates or whānau and the team will take care of you. Please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

Those getting vaccinated on the dates above are welcome to park FREE in the Haere-roa carpark.

  • For further information on the pop-up vaccination clinic, click here>
  • For information on the Covid-19 vaccine, click here>

Events under Alert Level 2
Event restrictions imposed under Alert Level 2 will impact many of our traditional end of year events, unless we to move to Alert Level 1. Here’s what this means for the UC community:

Graduation
To allow sufficient time for your whānau and friends to book and/or make changes to flights and accommodation, the University will confirm by 15 November whether December’s graduation ceremonies can proceed.

If Ōtautahi Christchurch has not reached Alert Level 1 by this date, December’s ceremonies will be cancelled, and all qualifications will be conferred in absentia. Read more here>

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduation Office.

UC Students’ Association (UCSA) Tea Party
The UCSA will advise whether the Tea Party can go ahead by 18 October. If the event is cancelled, all tickets will be refunded in full. For the latest updates, head to: https://ucsa.org.nz/teaparty


For more on the University of Canterbury’s Covid-19 approach, click here>

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Covid-19 update – 28 September 2021

Kia ora koutou, 

Earlier today, the Prime Minister announced further travel exemptions for those within Alert Level 3. This includes UC students who will be able to return to flats and halls of residence outside of Auckland, from 11.59pm this evening.

Before travelling, you will be required to:

  • Contact your accommodation provider to confirm your return
  • Complete a negative Covid-19 test before you leave, and present it at the border

Returning students are not required to self-isolate upon their return to Ōtautahi Christchurch, however accommodation providers may request evidence of your negative Covid-19 tests, following your arrival.

Further information on permitted travel under Alert Level 3 can be found here>
This page should be updated within the next 24 hours.

Vaccination clinic
Don’t forget – there’s a pop-up vaccination clinic running in Haere-roa next week.

  • Tuesday 5 October: 11am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 6 October: 10am – 2pm [Māori and Pasifika clinic] and 2pm – 7pm

There’s no need to book, just drop in with your friends, flatmates or whānau and the team will take care of you. Please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

Those getting vaccinated on the dates above are welcome to park FREE in the Haere-roa carpark. Additionally, UC Security have free transport service for those who live in suburbs around campus and need help getting to the clinic. Spots are limited so book now by calling 0800 823 637.

  • For further information on the pop-up vaccination clinic, click here>
  • For information on the Covid-19 vaccine, click here>

For more on the University of Canterbury’s Covid-19 approach, click here>

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Covid-19 update: 23 September 2021

The University of Canterbury is currently operating under Covid Alert Level 2.

We’re pleased to update you on the following information, which has been confirmed since our email on Monday, and Auckland’s move to Covid Alert Level 3 on Wednesday 22 September.

Vaccination clinic:
A pop-up Covid vaccination clinic will run in Haere-roa from 11am-5pm on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 October.

There’s no need to book, just drop in with your friends, flatmates or whānau and the team will take care of you. Please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

For more information on the Covid-19 vaccine, click here>

Travel:
Following Auckland’s move to Covid Alert Level 3, and the finalisation of the Health Order, Cabinet have confirmed that updated rules for cross-boundary travel will prevent anyone from travelling into, out of or through an Alert Level 3 area.

Unfortunately, this means University of Canterbury students currently based in Auckland will be unable to return to Ōtautahi Christchurch, and the UC campus, at this time.

While there is precedent for permitted movement to attend an education entity, ‘the education entity must be within the same or adjacent region within the Alert Level 3 area’, which excludes travel to Ōtautahi Christchurch. For more on regional travel at Alert Level 3, click here>

We encourage any Auckland-based students to join the new, private UCSA Facebook group, 09 Lockdown Lowdown, so they can chat and stay connected. The student exec are online also. The vibe in the group is relaxed and it is a space where students can share anything from a study tip or challenge to a recipe and more. Join 09 Lockdown Lowdown here>

End of year exams:
All University of Canterbury examinations will be available online.

For some courses, face-to-face examinations have been approved and, in these cases, you will be expected to attend in-person, unless you’re affected by circumstances that prevent you from coming onto campus, such as travel restrictions or health issues. If this is the case, then an online exam will be available for you. 

Confirmation of courses with face-to-face exams will be sent to you by 1 October. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz.

Support for students
If Covid-19 has affected your studies, you can apply for Special Consideration here.

Remember, there are a number of support services available to all students if you’re not feeling at your best right now:

For more on the University of Canterbury’s Covid-19 approach, click here>

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.