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14 May 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week about the move to pandemic Alert Level 2 from today, we would like to inform you about arrangements for continuing your studies.
In line with the Government advice recommending a phased return to life at Level 2, NorthTec students and staff will continue to study and work from home as much as possible until advised otherwise.
We expect remote learning to continue except where there are practical requirements for you to be on campus to complete aspects of your training and qualifications. Where a return to campus is necessary, your tutors will have or will be in the process of making contact with you to inform you of this. Please note if you have not been asked to return to campus your classes will continue online with your tutors.
This applies to all campuses and delivery sites. This staged approach is necessary for the safety of students and staff. As per Government directives for tertiary education providers, any activity on campus must adhere to strict social distancing and health and safety guidelines.
A limited number of staff and students will have been advised they are allowed onto our campuses from Monday, 18 May, for the reasons outlined above, but must observe the following requirements:
Stay home if sick - Please do not come to campus if you are sick, or if you have been in contact with anyone who is sick.
Induction process - All students and staff coming onto campus must complete a health and safety induction. Your tutors will take you through this.
Hand hygiene - Remember to wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitiser, which will be provided by NorthTec.
Physical distancing - You will need to ensure that you keep a one-metre distance from other students or staff if you are together for 15 minutes or more. You must distance yourself two metres from people you don’t know.
Gatherings - There is no maximum for class sizes as long as physical distancing can be maintained. However any gatherings outside of classes must consist of 10 people or fewer.
Contact tracing - NorthTec is required to hold registers of all those attending our campuses, so that you can be contacted by us or the Northland District Health Board if need be. Your tutors will keep attendance records.
Student support services will continue to operate remotely. The cafes at Raumanga and Dyer Street, the library and the Red Barn Gym will all remain closed at this point, so you will need to bring your own drinks and food.
Thank you for working with us as we move through the Alert Level stages. We wish you well with the continuation of your study journey with NorthTec.
NorthTec Emergency Management Group