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Covid-19 information

Updated: 20 November 2020

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. The Alert Level will be reviewed on 21 August at which point the Government will provide further guidance.

All of New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1.

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


At Alert Level 1:

  • Schools and education facilities are open.
  • It’s important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.
  • In Auckland Face coverings are mandatory on public transport including buses, trains, ferries and flights encouraged.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help with contact tracing using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or a written diary.
  • If you’re sick, stay at home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested. If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • Keep a safe distance from other people when outside your home. You should keep at least:
    2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.
    1 metre in most other places.

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/