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Email | UC moves teaching online from midday 12 August until midnight 14 August

Kia ora koutou students and staff,

The Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 at 12pm on Wednesday 12 August until midnight Friday 14 August.

UC campus will remain open.

Teaching and learning

• Lectures will move online from midday Wednesday 12 August.
• Check your LEARN site for changes.
• Labs and small specialist classes under 100 will continue with physical distancing, if possible.
• Tests will go ahead with physical distancing.
• Assessments due during this period will not change.

Libraries and common spaces will remain open with the following restrictions

• The 1 metre physical distancing rule will be strictly enforced in the library.
• The Central library will be limited to 600. Everyone entering the library must scan the QR code provided and use their Canterbury Card.
• The Rec Centre will remain open with reduced class sizes. Book your place via the app.
• Cafes and food outlets remain open with physical distancing.

Location tracking

• UC is required by the Government to implement processes for location tracking so data can be logged and used for contact tracing if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus.
• All students and staff will be required to scan either your Canterbury Card or the government app QR code with your mobile phone when entering buildings and spaces around campus.

Health and wellbeing

• The Health Centre will continue to provide services. Phone prior to appointment, no walk-ins.
• All student care teams are available visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/health/
• Staff members, speak to your manager about working from home, if required.

The key principals for Alert Level 2 are to:
• Practice good hand hygiene.
• Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Physical distance where possible.
• Consider wearing a mask in places where you can’t physically distance.
• Track your location via the government app, NZ COVID tracer.
• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

For more information visit https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/new-zealands-alert-levels-are-changing-at-12-noon-on-wednesday-12-august/ or if you have any questions email ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz.

Remember, if you are sick do not come to the campus – play it safe and please stay home.

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

Ngā mihi,

Michel Fivet
Incident Controller


Uni Pharmacy at COVID-19 Level 3

The University of Canterbury Pharmacy is here to support all Students, Faculty and University employees. We are open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday during COVID-19 alert level 3.

The Pharmacy and Post Shop is open for all Prescriptions, over the counter medications, health care needs and gifts, and for all our normal postal services.

For your safety and convenience your Doctor can e-mail/fax your prescription to us.

During Level 3 restrictions you will need to enter via the door on the bookshop side of the Undercroft (look for our flag).

Any queries please do not hesitate to phone or email us.

Phone 03 364-2215

Email manager@unipharmacycanterbury.co.nz

COVID-19 | 21 March

Kia ora koutou,

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today about the increased risk from COVID-19, we have received many queries from anxious students.

Therefore, in consultation with all Colleges and the TEU, we have decided this is the appropriate time to accelerate our plans for online teaching delivery. 

From Monday 23 March all lectures and tutorials will be delivered and available online. For further details of these arrangements please see: https://intranet.canterbury.ac.nz/csr/announce/students/2020/200321.shtml.

Campus facilities remain open.  If you are unwell, please stay at home. Staff who are in an at-risk group are advised to contact their manager to discuss arrangements for working from home.

Staff who require support for teaching online are advised to contact Kaylene Sampson.  Resources are available to support staff for this purpose.

The health and wellbeing of our UC community is our priority. The situation we all face is unprecedented. Our goal remains to provide quality education and to support the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. For additional support the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available.

Please continue to use ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz if you have any queries.

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

Ngā mihi,

Professor Cheryl de la Rey
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae