COVID-19 – Everything you need to know

On this page you will find all the important information about COVID-19 and studying at EIT.

We are open

The Government has decided to move down the COVID-19 Alert Levels, and announced the following;

Auckland will move down to Alert Level 2 from 6am Sunday 7 March till the following weekend. Cabinet will consider moving Auckland to Alert Level 1 at the start of next weekend if it’s safe to do so.

The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 from 6am Sunday 7 March.

Our campuses and Regional Learning Centres will be open from Monday 8 March 2021. Teaching and learning will continue as normal.  

Check our Facebook page and this website page for the latest updates. Please also contact your programme coordinator for queries relating to your programme.

For all other queries, please email

Look after yourself

We know there is plenty of information online, and on the news.

You may need or want our help from EIT. Please take it easy – we are in this for the long haul and our health and family’s needs are the main priority.

You can get more help from:

EIT’s Library and Learning Support, access them through MyEIT.

Younited is open, offering independent advice on student welfare and advocacy issues. Please contact Younited Hawke’s Bay on 06 974 8946, or Younited Tairāwhiti on 06 863 3226, email or via Facebook Younited Hawkes Bay or Younited Tairāwhiti.

Your GP or local community health centre
Youthline – 0800 376 633 or
Need to Talk by calling or texting 1737.
In an emergency always call 111.

He waka eke noa – We are all in this together.

Ministry of Education Update

Read here the update from the Ministry of Education about financial student support and tips for your wellbeing.

Unite against COVID-19

As always, we encourage people to stay safe and follow all guidance of the government at

EIT Incident Control Team

EIT has an Incident Control Team (ICT) working on the protection and health of all of the EIT student and staff community. The team has prepared EIT pandemic action plans guided by the developing Ministry of Health guidelines and is working behind the scenes to support EIT students and staff through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic Business Continuity Group

EIT has established an Academic Business Continuity (ABC) Group.  There are many aspects to this group’s work, however, the overall aim is to ensure that student learning is able to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly in the event of a lockdown.