The Incident Management Team has done a remarkable job over the last 10 weeks of guiding UC through what has been, and continues to be, a deeply uncertain period since the COVID-19 outbreak. NZ moved back to Level 2 – Reduce – on Wednesday, 13 May at 11:59pm and the University of Canterbury campus reopened the following day. While teaching remains online for the remainder of this semester, most of the campus is now open for staff and students.
Transition to BAU
Planning has been in place for transitioning between levels throughout the IMT response period but the focus now appropriately shifts to handing back responsibility for teaching, research, and service delivery to the business. Friday, 29 May has been recommended as the handover date as it is a natural point to do so with the end of lectures for Semester 1.
The Incident Controllers; Michel Fivet, Ripeka Tamanui-Hurunui and Steve Gibling will continue to support the transition and will be in readiness to stand up the IMT again if we need to move up alert levels in the future.
As we look ahead, a new Post COVID-19 Core group has been put in place with two key focuses; business continuity and growth opportunities for the future. A new email address for staff has also been set up email@example.com for your queries about the way we work together in a post COVID world. More information on the new work streams that have been set up will be shared next week as we move into the next phase of our response to COVID-19.
He Waka Eke Noa | We are all in this together.