COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update


Important Information - updated 23 June 2021

COVID-19 Alert Level rise for Wellington area

The COVID-19 alert level for the Wellington region (including Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast) rises to Alert Level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday 23 June until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June. 

The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 1.

What this means for our staff and students

All NMIT business travel to or through the Wellington area is suspended during the Alert Level 2 period. Contact your manager or tutor for details.

Please rebook meetings located in Wellington to Skype.

Staff and students who have been in the Wellington region since 20 June please refer to the  www.covid19.covt.nz(external link) website for the locations of interest for people(external link) who may be contacts of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Travel anywhere in New Zealand is permitted but please if you have to travel (especially to or through the Wellington area within the Level 2 period) make sure you do it in a safe way, track your journey and discuss with your manager or tutor.

Play it safe. We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 comes back into the community.

The Ministry of Health reminds everyone to please remain vigilant and stick to the basics: stay home if unwell and get advice about having a test, wash hands regularly, cough and sneeze into the elbow, wear masks or face coverings on all public transport, and keep track of where you’ve been – scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard.

If you are planning to travel to or through the Wellington region refresh your memory on what to do at Alert level 2(external link) and discuss with your manager or tutor prior.

We strongly urge students and staff to continue with the following measures:

  • Stay at home and ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested
  • Wash your hands frequently and cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Use the New Zealand COVID tracer app(external link)to keep track of where you have been
  • Wear a mask if you are unable to maintain physical distancing or are using public transport.

For more information on safety measures please visit COVID19.govt.nz(external link).

He waka eke noa | We are all in this together

 

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