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COVID-19 | Power update while we are away from campus

The campus is now in lockdown and is only accessible to essential staff. Security is checking the Arts Centre location and plant rooms regularly. Power remains on in all areas except the boilerhouse, while heating and ventilation has been turned off in non-critical, unused areas.

UC has focused on finding the most sustainable ways to maintain critical infrastructure while we’re working off-campus. If you have any concerns about buildings or labs that you would usually be working in, please contact ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz

The UC website continues to be updated daily and you’ll find a list of previous all-staff communications here>

Advice for staff regarding personal travel | COVID-19

We are urging all staff to carefully consider all overseas personal travel at this point in time. The university of course can’t and won’t dictate where people go on personal leave, however it is important that staff understand implications that might be associated with a decision to travel abroad right now. These implications might range from imposed travel restrictions, insurance issues, to a need to self-isolate for 14 days upon return (and therefore cannot return to work).

Here are a few tips that may be helpful in your decision making:

  • If you are travelling, note that insurance at the moment can be problematic with COVID-19, so pay attention to the fine print and keep an eye out for any updates or changes to your insurance coverage
  • Check https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/to help you make good travel choices
  • Be aware of the possibility of travel restrictions that could impact your ability to return to work (eg Iran).  Refer to Immigration New Zealand

In addition, it is always useful to share your travel plans with your manager so they are aware and can provide assistance if any help is required.

Crusaders Club Membership – Exclusive Offer

To kick off 2020, all UC staff have access to a discount offer on Crusaders Club Memberships!

The offer includes a discount in both the platinum and gold seating categories at Orangetheory Stadium for all 7 Crusaders home games, and they are also offering Kids Go Free in covered seats with a paying adult. UC staff who join as Crusaders Club Members also receive 30% off all Crusaders shop merchandise.

To purchase this offer, visit www.crusaders.co.nz and head to the Crusaders Club Membership page, enter the promo code: 2020club

This is a limited time offer and will close on 1 Feb.

See membership prices here>

Ōtautahi Christchurch 10km: Discount code

The Christchurch 10km Series 2020 is kicking off on 19 Jan 2020 and all UC staff and students have a discount code for $5 off entry to any event in the 10km series!

Sand    Sunday 19th January 2020        North New Brighton Beach (Hard Sand)

Park     Sunday 2nd February 2020       Hagley Park

Trail     Sunday 23rd February 2020      Christchurch Adventure Park

Mix       Sunday 15th March 2020          Spencer Park

To utilise your $5 off promo, simply go to www.chch10km.co.nz and register for any (or all) 10km Series events! When you get to the payment screen enter code:

20CANTERBURYUNI20

and your $5 discount will be applied.

More information can be found on the events themselves by visiting: Facebook (Fusion Events) / Facebook (Christchurch 10km Series)