Covid-19 – Update 29.11.21

November 29, 2021

New Zealand will move into the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) at 11:59pm on Thursday 2 December. This means we will no longer be using the Alert Levels (1-4), but instead the new 3 colour approach to managing COVID-19 in the community. Today the Government confirmed which colour each region will go into. Click here for the latest update.  The regions that are relevant to EIT are; 

  • Auckland – Red
  • Gisborne/Tairāwhiti – Red
  • Wairoa – Red
  • Hawkes Bay – Orange

Click here for the interactive map

What does this mean for Tertiary Education including EIT?

Auckland Campus

Our Auckland Campus remains closed for the remainder of the year.  Please email your programme coordinator if you have questions.

Tairāwhiti Campus, Rural Studies Unit, Ruatoria, Wairoa Regional Learning Centres

  • The Tairāwhiti Campus and RLC’s at Red will follow the COVID-19 Protection Framework Red setting – click here for more information.
  • If your classes are still running in December, please contact your programme coordinator before attending class
  • If you need to come onto campus or into a RLC from Friday 3 December, other than to attend class, you will need to report to reception first  and present your My Vaccine Pass

Hawke’s Bay (Taradale) Campus, Hastings, Maraenui, Waipukurau Regional Learning Centres

The Hawke’s Bay Campus and RLC’s at Orange will follow the COVID-19 Protection Framework Orange setting – click here for more information

You can still attend classes and access most campus facilities, but please continue to follow the COVID-19 Basic below.

COVID-19 Basics

  • Have your face covering with you and ready to use when you are unable to physical distance.
  • Please do not come to EIT if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice if unwell
  • Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan in with Bluetooth turned on.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Check locations of interest.
  • We continue to encourage all students to book their vaccine regardless of the traffic light colour we are in.