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Taking the bus to get your Covid-19 vaccination? Travel for free!

Metro is offering free travel for booked Covid-19 vaccination appointments in Greater Christchurch. Simply show your appointment letter, text, or email confirmation (either in paper or on your phone) to the driver and you won’t need to swipe your Metrocard. 

Caregivers and dependents can also travel for free with you, to and from your booked appointment.

Remember to wear a face covering on the bus and scan in using the NZ COVID-19 app. 

You can travel free on the date stated on your booked appointment confirmation. Please do not use public transport if you have cold, flu or Covid-19 symptoms, are travelling to get a test, or awaiting results, or if you need to self-isolate.

Find out more at metro.co.nz

Get your Covid-19 vaccine on campus – Tues 5, Weds 6 and Thurs 7 October

It’s your time to get vaccinated for Covid-19, so pop into the vaccination clinics at Haere-roa on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 October. There’ll be free kai and parking as well, don’t miss out! 

Covid-19 vaccination clinics at Haere-roa

Tuesday 5 October

Wednesday 6 October
10am-2pm (Māori and Pasifika clinic)

Thursday 7 October
11am – 3pm

You won’t need to make an appointment, you can just drop in. Everyone is welcome, so bring along your friends, family and flatmates too.  We’ll have free kai and music as well. Get vaccinated, get a free burger…it’s good all round!  

Please make sure you wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing at all times. 

Parking and transport 

Good news, you’ll be able park for free at the UCSA carpark on 5 and 6 October if you’re getting vaccinated. 

If you need help getting to the clinics, UC Security will be running a free transport service for people who live near to campus. Spots are limited, so book your spot in advance by calling 0800 823 637. The team will do their best to accomodate you. 

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

UC parking permits during Covid-19 restrictions

We are pleased to confirm the approach we’re taking to reimburse or credit students who held UC parking permits during COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4. Thank you for your patience and support while we worked through the process.

Parking permits

Staff and students who held paid permits will not need to pay for time unused. You will be asked to present your physical, original permit [outlined below] to the Security Office on your return to campus for reductions or reimbursements.

Monthly permit:

  • Display your August permit to cover parking for the month of September.
  • New permits purchased in September will be reduced in price.

Quarterly permits:

  • If you held a Quarter Three permit, the price of the Quarter Four permit or a Monthly permit will be further reduced to reflect loss of parking time at the end of Q3 (August and September).

Half-year permit:

  • Holders of a permit for the Second Half-year can be reimbursed to reflect the loss of parking time in August and September.

One year permit:

  • Annual permit holders can be reimbursed to reflect the loss of parking time in August and September.


Please email security@canterbury.ac.nz to apply for a reimbursement of Half-year and Annual permits. Once your application has been processed you will be required to present your permit at the Security Office for the reimbursement to be made directly on to your bank card.

Now UC campus is reopen in Alert Level 2  parking fees apply as normal. For more information on parking at UC, click here>

If you have any further questions around parking during COVID-19 restrictions, or have a unique circumstance, please email ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz.