New Zealand is a country where COVID-19 has been slowed and restricted with some success – and Aspire2 International wants to help keep it that way! That is why we have had to change the way we deliver some programmes, and change programme offerings, so that both students and staff can continue-on in a way that is supportive and safe. Students, staff, and partners are recommended to follow the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 at www.covid19.govt.nz for accurate advice from top-level experts; and to keep in touch with Aspire2 International for how it will affect studies.
Keep in touch so you can stay updated!
- Follow Aspire2 International on Facebook and Instagram for updates
- Ensure that your local campus has your current cell phone number, for urgent SMS updates
- Check your Aspire2 International email regularly
Thank you for your cooperation to help contain COVID-19 in New Zealand
17 February 2021
After 12am (midnight) 17 February 2021, New Zealand’s COVID-19 alert levels will be as follows:
> Auckland will be at Alert Level 2
> The rest of New Zealand (notably Christchurch and Tauranga) will be at Alert Level 1
Key information for students
- Aspire2 International’s Auckland campuses in Auckland City and Henderson will be closed for teaching until Monday 22 February. Students will need to check their Aspire2 International email addresses regularly for instructions. On Monday 22 February, the campuses will re-open for face-to-face teaching.
- Tauranga and Christchurch Aspire2 International campuses will be open for teaching, and all students have to come to class (unless you are sick).
- Scan the QR codes wherever you go, including each day at campus, with the COVID-19 tracer app. Keep a record of where you have been and with whom
- Carry and use a mask when you are in public and when you can’t easily keep at least 1m away from others, especially on public transport
- Keep washing your hands frequently – use hand sanitiser when you can’t wash your hands
- Stay home and don’t socialise if you are unwell
- Take care and stay in touch
What this means for Aspire2 International
While there are restrictions on gatherings at Level 2, educational facilities are not considered gatherings. This means there are no restrictions on the number of students and staff who can be on-site at Aspire2 International.
Our classrooms and offices are defined as ‘controlled learning spaces or environments’ and this means contact tracing information must be collected in a way that identifies which students and staff (and any other visitors) have been in each ‘controlled space’ and at what time. Attendance rolls will meet this requirement – logs will be kept in office spaces. Everyone should also be keeping their own record of what they have been doing and who they have been mixing with – you are all encouraged to keep a digital diary.
We will be displaying the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters in a prominent place at or near the main entrances as required. All staff and students should scan the QR code when they arrive and leave campus and everyone is asked to encourage this and to ensure (to the greatest extent practicable) that everyone coming onto campus scans the QR code or provides appropriate details to enable contact tracing.
And remember…if you’re unwell
- If you are sick, stay home. Do not come to work or school. Do not socialise.
- Make sure you follow our normal sick or reporting absence requirements – make sure we know why you are not at school or at work
- If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor / Healthline and get advice about being tested. Follow the directions you are given and let us know if you have any problems
- If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately, and you must let us know – through your tutor or manager.