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COVID-19 – Update 14 August 2020

August 14, 2020

Good evening

The government announced tonight that New Zealand’s most recent COVID-19 Alert Levels will remain in place. Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 2 for the next 12 days, until 11.59pm 26 August. As a result, EIT will continue with the processes put in place earlier this week.

We have repeated the key information regarding these levels below for your information:

  • Auckland campus is closed. At this stage, the first two weeks of Term 3 study will be delivered online. Click here for more information on Alert Level 3.

For all other EIT campuses, the key messages are;

  • We will remain teaching on campus and teaching face to face. In the meantime EIT is preparing for teaching online if required. In the case of any concerns, please contact your Programme Co-ordinator.
  • ‘At risk’ people as defined by Ministry of Health (MoH) can continue studying on campus but should discuss with their doctor/GP if they have concerns.
  • Physical distancing is required: 1m while you are at EIT and 2m in public spaces.
  • Face coverings should be worn if physical distancing (1m within teaching facilities) is not possible. This is a new personal responsibility for all of us, with a view to each individual having their own face covering.  EIT has limited stocks, and will provide face coverings in the short-term for those programmes where physical distancing is not possible.
  • No more than 100 people at a gathering.
  • Continue to record your movements either through the NZ COVID Tracer app, or personal diary. Hard copy contact tracing registers are only to be completed by visitors to campus only (ie anyone who is not a current student or employee).
  • Cleaning efforts will be increased which includes high touch points.
  • Wash your hands, and cough into your elbow if you need to.
  • Lastly and most importantly – Do not come to EIT if you are sick.

For more information, contact your Programme Co-ordinator or email covid19@eit.ac.nz.

Lastly, please continue to be kind to yourself and to each other. These are trying times for us all and are having an impact on wellbeing in one way or another. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from your Programme Coordinator or Student Support Services. You also may be able to apply for a student hardship grant which you can find more about here.

Have a good weekend and we will update you again following the next Government update.  He waka eke noa – We’re all in this together!

Kind regards

Rochelle Allan
Marketing Director