What the Government’s new measures mean for UC

Covid 19

From 11.59pm today (15 February), the Government is introducing new measures to protect our health services and communities within the current red traffic light setting. The University’s approach and plans remain in place.

We continue to follow public health guidelines and receive regular guidance from the TEC and Ministry of Health. Should these guidelines change, we are ready to adjust our approach as needed to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. This will include the ongoing development and implementation of specific actions to support our most at-risk populations, including but not limited to our Māori and Pacific communities, and those with underlying medical conditions.

The University intends to start Semester 1 in a teaching mode that’s as normal as possible, knowing that students benefit from maximum on-campus engagement as they start their university studies. Herea tō waka | Orientation Day will go ahead on Friday in a hybrid format to provide new students with information that will best support them as they begin their studies at UC. 

With Omicron spreading across Aotearoa New Zealand, you are encouraged to get your vaccine booster. We are relying on you all to ensure you are prepared.

Wellbeing support 
There are services you can access if needed. 

UC Vaccination Clinic
We are holding a vaccination clinic on campus next week:

Date: Tuesday 22 February
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Haere-roa

You don’t need to make an appointment, simply turn up at Haere-roa. See more details about the clinic here.

My Vax Pass
Remember to upload your vaccination status to the UC Vaccine Pass Verifier. Thank you to those who have done this already.

If you have questions about UC’s response, speak to your line manager or email ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz. For more information on UC’s Covid-19 response visit the UC website.

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