Kia ora koutou,
Aotearoa New Zealand will move to the Red setting of the Covid Traffic Light System from 11.59pm tonight.
The University of Canterbury will remain open at Red, operating under the government’s guidelines for tertiary education with increased public health measures. UC’s Incident Management Team (IMT) has been activated while we bring these increased measures into place.
All students, staff and visitors with a My Vaccine Pass will be able to access UC buildings and campuses.
Students without a My Vaccine Pass will need to contact their course coordinator about remote learning arrangements. Please ensure you have your My Vaccine Pass ready to be checked throughout the day. UC staff (identifiable through their Canterbury Card staff ID) will be across campus, verifying passes regularly. Be prepared to have your pass checked more than once.
Students and staff are required to wear a face mask indoors at tertiary education facilities and when accessing services such as student health, the pharmacy and other retailers onsite. More here>
All affiliated halls of residence require a valid Covid Vaccination Passport for all staff, residents and visitors. Further information can be obtained by contacting our halls of residence directly.
Support for students
- Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care – 03 369 3388, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Māori student support – 03 369 1445, email@example.com
- Pacific student support – 03 369 1445, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rainbow student support – 03 369 1445, email@example.com
- Te Whare Hauora | UC Health Centre – 03 369 4444, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chaplaincy services – Rev Dr John Fox, 027 357 1628, email@example.com
- UCSA Welfare and Advocacy Service – 03 369 0555, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ministry of Health Need to talk? Free phone or text 1737
- Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357 for free, 24/7, confidential support
A reminder about hygiene practices:
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with tissues.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds) and dry thoroughly.
- Don’t touch your face.
Other reminders for life at Red
- Get vaccinated. Get your booster.
- Keep scanning QR codes and record keeping everywhere you go.
- Keep physically distanced where possible.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms isolate immediately and call Healthline for advice about a test.
Professor Ian Wright
Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor (Acting)