Do I need to be vaccinated to come to an EIT Campus?
No. From 15 April 2022 students, staff and visitors are not required to be vaccinated to be on onsite. However, EIT strongly recommends all members of the EIT community are full vaccinated. Some programmes of study leading to qualifications in health and disability, corrections, defence, and emergency services require students to be fully vaccinated to participate in practical work-based learning. Click here for EIT’s COVID-19 Vaccination Guideline for how this applies.
Why did EIT retire the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?
EIT’s decision is in line with changes to both the Public Health Vaccination Orders and the COVID-19 Protection Framework. These changes include the easing of restrictions as part of New Zealand’s plan to return to a greater sense of normality. EIT considered feedback from staff, students and the wider community in making this decision.
What should I do If I test positive for COVID 19?
If you have received a positive COVID -19 test or you are a household contact of a positive case, do not come to EIT. Self-isolate and follow the advice from your doctor and Public Health. Let your tutor or programme coordinator know or contact EIT on 0800 CALL EIT (22 55 348), select Option 3. EIT can provide more information and support.
I have recovered from COVID-19, can I return to Campus?
If you have completed the required 7-day isolation period and have no COVID-19 symptoms, you can return to Campus. Your 7 days start from Day 0 — the day your symptoms started or the day you got tested.
Do I need to wear a mask at EIT?
It is not required, but strongly encouraged when indoors. There may be some students and staff who are still required to wear a mask because of the work/study they do (customer service and close-proximity business). Those with a mask exemption should display their mask exemption card.
I did not enrol earlier this year because of EIT’s vaccine policy. Can I apply to enrol at EIT now?
Yes, you can submit a new application to study at EIT. You will need to apply for study starting in the future as our February intake is now closed. Please visit our website eit.ac.nz for information about the programmes we have available. You can call us on 0800 CALL EIT (22 55 348) if you would like to talk about your options.
I am concerned about non-vaccinated people being in my class. What can I do?
Talk with your Programme Coordinator about your concerns and how best to manage your study.
Will my course fees be refunded if I decide to withdraw because I don’t want to return to Campus?
Refunds will be assessed in accordance with EIT Academic Regulatory Framework and Statute.
I feel unwell but I am not sure if it is COVID. What can I do?
If you are feeling unwell, and you have flu like symptoms, stay away from Campus and call Healthline for more information. You may be advised to get a COVID -19 test.
I need to support sick whānau at home, what can I do?
Talk to your tutor or programme coordinator about options to continue your study.
I feel overwhelmed, where do I get support?
EIT’s student association, Younited, and Student Support teams are available to support all students.
The EIT Student Hardship Fund is open to domestic students experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 lockdown. Domestic students can apply here
For international students experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19, please contact your EIT International Student Support Officer.
I am Māori/a Māori student and would like to access vaccination information and resources for Māori. Where can I find this?
You can find Covid-19 information on:
I am a Pacific student and would like to access information and resources for Pacific peoples. Where can I find this?
The ‘Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ website is a trusted resource for information on and booking vaccines, with support for individuals, families, and businesses also available.