Covid-19 update

Earlier this afternoon, the Prime Minister confirmed that Aotearoa New Zealand, except Auckland, will continue at Alert Level 2. Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm, Tuesday 21 September. Alert levels will be reviewed again on Monday 4 October.

Also confirmed this afternoon is a change in the number of people allowed to gather for events. At Alert Level 2, gatherings of up to 100 will be able to take place.

Teaching and learning: Will continue to operate as it has been. See the Covid information page for details on teaching and learning at Alert Level 2.

End of year exams: We intend to provide further information on end of year exams by the end of the week.

Vaccination clinic: A vaccination clinic will be set up in Haere-ora in early October for staff and students to get vaccinated. More information will be provided when the clinic is confirmed.

Travel: We are aware that some students who have been in Auckland for Alert Level 4 are keen on returning to Ōtautahi Christchurch. Cabinet has yet to decide the rules for cross-boundary travel once Auckland moves to Alert Level 3. Students and staff should remain in Auckland until the Health Order is finalised. Further information is available on the government Covid-19 website. We will provide more information once the Health Order is finalised.

UCSA Facebook group: UCSA have set up a private Facebook group – 09 Lockdown Lowdown – for UC students still in Auckland so they can chat and stay connected. The Student Exec are online too. The vibe is relaxed, and the group is a space where students can share anything from a study tip or challenge to a recipe. Join 09 Lockdown Lowdown:

Support for students: If you are aware of students who require support, you can direct them here:

You can find the All Student email here

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

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