Covid-19 update

The majority of all Government imposed Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in New Zealand and the University is open and operating as normal. The University no longer has a Covid-19 vaccination requirement.

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Mask usage

  • Mask wearing is required in most clinical settings - at the University this includes the Student Health Centre and students studying Health when they enter healthcare facilities.
  • The University requires mask wearing as part of usual personal protective equipment (PPE) in science laboratories.
  • Some places you visit off-campus as part of your studies might ask you to wear a mask, check with them before visiting.
  • If you are in a class where mask wearing has been a requirement this trimester, this requirement will continue.

Stay home if you are sick or have:

  • New or worsening cough
  • Fever or high temperature
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Tested positive for Covid-19 (if you test positive for Covid-19 you are still required to isolate for 7 days)


  • Stay home until you are better (or until 7 days have passed if you have Covid-19).
  • We will be flexible if you aren’t able to come to campus.
  • Please talk to your lecturer, study advisor or manager to see how we can support you.

Continue with good health practices:

  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces regularly.
  • Consider wearing a face mask when working close to others and please respect anyone who chooses to wear a mask.
  • Stay home if you are sick – take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) if you have Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Open windows (if possible) to increase fresh air flow inside, the University continues to maintain our air condition systems.
  • Stay up to date with your vaccinations.

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