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EMAIL | Covid-19: Update from UC 23 June

Kia ora koutou,

The University of Canterbury campus is currently under Covid-19 alert level 1.

Many of you will be aware of the developing Covid-19 situation in Wellington. The Wellington region will move to alert level 2 from 6pm tonight (23 June) until 11.59pm on Sunday 27 June.

We are keeping a close eye on how this impacts our community and are updating our Covid-19 webpage regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz

In the interim, please look after yourself and others, and if you are feeling unwell, stay home.

Ngā mihi nui,

UC Communications

Are you ready if COVID levels change?

UC campus is back in COVID-19 Alert Level 1, which means there are no restrictions on our daily routines. Now is the time to check in and find out if you have everything you need in case the Alert Levels change in the future.

We sent out a survey link to your UC emails to find out your readiness to study online in case of alert level changes in the future. Have you completed this yet?

Get started – it won’t take long…

The link is in your email inbox from UC Surveys. It will take roughly 3 minutes to finish, so get on to it as soon as you can.

If you have any questions or can’t find your link to the survey, please email the survey team at surveys@canterbury.ac.nz.


COVID-19: UC information on returning to Alert Level 1

The Prime Minister has confirmed that all regions outside of Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March.

A move to Alert Level 1 means there are no restrictions on our daily routines, but our borders remain closed.

Lectures, classes, tutorials/workshops, labs
Under Alert Level 1, face-to-face lectures, tutorials and labs will resume without restriction. 

Events and gatherings can resume without restriction. 

Important advice and guidelines:
While Alert Level 1 means we can return to business as usual, it’s important we remain prepared and ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

  • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell. This is the best thing you can do to prevent any future spread of COVID-19. If you feel sick, you can protect the rest of the UC community by staying at home. If you have cold or flu symptoms, please call your GP or Healthline for advice.
  • Location tracking is still important in Alert Level 1, so when you are on campus, please keep note of where you have been by using the COVID Tracer appto scan into every building and lecture theatre and where possible, activate the Bluetooth tracing functionality.
  • Good habits with face coverings are encouraged, even at Alert Level 1 when they’re no longer compulsory, as they help stop droplets from spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. Find more information on face coverings here>
  • Focus on your hygiene. UC has a robust cleaning schedule in place in all areas on campus, however it’s important that our staff and students continue frequent hand washing, sneezing and coughing into your elbow, and remain vigilant with cleaning.

Looking after your wellbeing
It’s normal to feel anxious or stressed during uncertain times. Looking after yourself is really important, and we’ve got heaps of services available to support you. Read more>

More information
See UC’s COVID-19 Information page for additional information. If you have any questions, email ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.