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Roll up your Sleeves

Across the world communities are uniting and working together as we look towards COVID-19 recovery.

To protect those we love, Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and much of the world have needed to go into a number of lockdowns while we waited for our turn to be vaccinated.

Now, getting as many people as possible vaccinated is an important step to gain more protection against the virus, and to protect the people we love.

As an education group, with over 1,000 employees and a 14,000+ learning community of domestic and international learners, UP Education would like to play its part in the collective effort of ending the pandemic by supporting as many of our people to get vaccinated.

To do this, we are excited to be launching a group-wide employee initiative: Roll up your Sleeves.

UP Roll Up Your Sleeves Logo

How it works

1. All staff within the UP Education Group who get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before 17 December 2021 will receive a $100. This can be spent in your local community, taking your family out for dinner, or simply to treat yourself. It’s up to you.

2. Alternatively, you can choose to donate the $100. This will become a $200 charitable donation, as for every dollar donated, UP Education will match it.

  • New Zealand employees – can choose to donate to one of our four UPLift charitable partners: KidsCan, Voices of Hope, Everybody Eats, Mental Health Foundation. Note: this can be done as one-off donation and does not lock you into donating as part of UPLift in the future.
  • Australian employees – can choose to donate to the Smith Family or White Ribbon
  • Employees in other global regions – can choose to donate to UNICEF.

3. To be eligible, please send relevant proof of your two vaccinations to the People Team – people@up.education*. This can include:

  • New Zealand: Taking a photo of the front side of your vaccination slip with your second vaccination filled out or request your COVID-19 vaccination information from your GP.
  • Australia: Sending a screen shot of your vaccinations from the Medicare app or request your COVID-19 vaccination information from your GP.
  • Global regions: send relevant vaccination completion information for your region.

4. Once this is received and processed by the People Team, the $200 donation or $100 Prepaid Gift Mastercard will be processed.

Sharing your vaccination information
  • Sharing your vaccination information should be done on a voluntarily basis. All information shared with the People Team is fully confidential and will not be shared with anyone else including your manager.
  • All information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
  • All information will be deleted upon the processing of the payment / donation. It will NOT be held on your employee file.

COVID-19 vaccination information

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in New Zealand and Australia:

  • In New Zealand the Government has announced that there is enough of the Pfizer vaccine for everyone to get the 2 doses they need to be protected.
  • In Australia the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna have been approved for use.
  • Employees in other global regions please refer to the World Health Organisation.

Booking a vaccination

New Zealand – Booking online through Book My Vaccine is the quickest way to make your vaccination appointments. It takes around 5 minutes to book online. Book here

Australia – Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Check here

Employees in global regions – refer to the World Health Organisation.