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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The UC website continues to be updated daily and you’ll find a list of previous all-staff communications here>
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.
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>
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:
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)