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COVID-19 Information

Updated: 23 February 2021

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.  To respond to Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), the New Zealand Government put in place an Alert Level system.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

At Alert Level 1 all campuses are open. However, we recommend all students observe social distancing, wear facemasks in public spaces and practice proper hygiene.

At Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

  1. on all public transport, including on long-distance bus and train journeys and most ferries
  2. on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
  3. by taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.

All UP Education campuses in New Zealand are open to students.

Important: If you feel unwell or experience any of these symptoms, please get a COVID-19 test and isolate until you receive a negative result. COVID-19 testing centres can be found across the country, find your local one  here. For more information on Alert Levels click here.

Border restrictions

Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14-day managed quarantine or isolation.

Go here for more information on international travel

Stay healthy 

As we unite against COVID-19, it’s critical we maintain basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.

Go here for information on how to stay healthy

Keep track of where you’ve been

We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

How to keep track of where you’ve been

Rules for everyone as we unite against COVID-19

  1. Be kind.
  2. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  3. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  4. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  5. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  6. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.
  7. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  8. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

Important: While we will endeavour to update our website regularly with relevant information for our students and parents, please note that the Government’s Unite Against Covid-19 website should be your first port of call for health and status information. https://covid19.govt.nz/