COVID-19

Our Response

Last updated Friday May 28, 2021


The Government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is now underway and we’re encouraging all kaimahi and tauira to get vaccinated to help protect ourselves and each other from the virus. The stronger our immunity, the stronger our community!

Further information about the vaccination campaign – and how you can get vaccinated – is available here. There’s also heaps of general information at that link about the COVID-19 situation in Aotearoa, alert levels and other things you need to know.

As always, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and what our government needs put in place to mitigate the risk of spread.

All of our sites are continuing to operate under Alert Level 1 protocols. As part of that, please implement all measures necessary to protect the health of our tauira and kaimahi, our whānau and communities.

REMEMBER:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soapy water for 20 seconds before drying them
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • If you have any of the virus symptoms - STAY HOME and phone your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453)
  • Seek help and assistance if you have any concerns

Additional information:

Further information about the situation, alert levels and things you need to know about COVID-19 can be found here.


Signing in

When coming on site to our campuses, tauira need to register online using our Te Wānanga o Aotearoa contact tracing kiosks upon entry and exit or use a manual register if an online one isn’t available. Tauira also need to scan our QR code via the NZ COVID Tracer app.


Play your part

To ensure we’re doing what we can to protect ourselves, our whānau and our friends against COVID-19, we all need to play our part by following the level appropriate guidelines for social distancing, regular hand sanitising, and being vigilant with contact tracing.


How we will keep you up to date on any changes

We encourage tauira to please check their emails regularly for updates, and keep in contact with their kaiako/tutor, for more specific information and support services available. Important updates can also be found on our Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Facebook page.


What can we all do to remain safe?

Please ensure you are safe and well at this time, and follow the COVID-19 Alert Levels Summary relevant to your region.


We are here to support you

During these times we understand it can be quite overwhelming and you may need support. If you need additional support please let our Manaaki Tauira (Student Support) Team know.

You can ask a question via our website or phone 0800 355 553 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Staying connected during this time

Everything you need while on your learning journey at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is on Te Matakā – our student services website. This is available on tauira.twoa.ac.nz.

If you need help signing in, view the Te Matakā login video.

Here you can also access Te Puna Manaaki – our tauira support services. This contains a digital toolbox including the Microsoft Office suite, as well as access to your digital classrooms Akorau or iAkoranga. You'll also find information about our online and door-to-door library service.

If you need help, you can ask a question via our website or phone 0800 355 553 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.


COVID-19 Hardship Fund

You might be eligible for a COVID-19 Hardship Fund to help support your financial needs. For more information, refer to our Hardship Fund frequently asked questions.


Frequently asked questions

Refer to our frequently asked questions for any questions you may have in relation to our COVID-19 response.


Media releases

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 11 July 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 12 June 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 25 May 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 14 May 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 7 May 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 5 May 2020

Te Rāngai Reo Māori pānui – 20 April 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 20 April 2020

He Kupu Āki nā Te Rāngai Reo Māori Joint Statement – 15 April 2020

COVID-19: Tertiary student support package – 14 April 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 6 April 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 2 April 2020

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Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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