COVID-19 Information

Keep up with the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from the University all in one place.

Covid-19 update

New Zealand's response to Covid-19 is currently in Alert Level 1. Read about the alert levels.

Our campuses, teaching, research and operations are open and operating within the guidelines of Level 1. All classes continue as normal.

Are you an international student who wishes to study at Waikato but is currently located outside of New Zealand? Click here to find out about starting your studies with us online, then transition to face-to-face classes on campus once travel restrictions are lifted.

Have a question? Please get in touch: [email protected] or 0800 WAIKATO.

Alert Level 1 guidance

  1. If you’re sick, stay home.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  3. Maintain good hygiene.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. Keep your distance. Covid-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about.
  6. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  7. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  8. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. At the University, please Check In Before You Step In or use the NZ Covid Tracer App around campus.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to change alert levels if we need to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last year. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

Check out the Ministry of Health's dedicated Covid-19 website for more information.