Last updated Wednesday 11 May 2022
Tēnā tātou e te whānau,
Your health and safety is important to us and with COVID-19 in our communities we want to ensure Te Wānanga o Aoteaora is a āhuru mōwai (safe haven) for everyone.
After careful consideration, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has made changes to the Tikanga Whakahaere (policy) that was in place from 21 February 2022.
This means anyone on campus or attending our events no longer needs be fully vaccinated (or has a valid medical exemption) from 1 June 2022.
The tikanga whakahaere was reviewed in May 2022 and will continue to be while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. During this time, we will continue to be guided by Government guidelines.
We’ve put together FAQs below, if you have any pātai or concerns please contact COVID.Communication@twoa.ac.nz.
What does ‘fully vaccinated’ mean?
Are vaccine booster shots mandatory?
If I have a medical exemption, will this be accepted in place of being fully vaccinated?
What do I need to do if I got my COVID-19 vaccine overseas?
How will Te Wānanga o Aotearoa check each person’s vaccination status?
I am meeting with / bringing a visitor onsite. Is it my responsibility to make sure they are vaccinated?
Do I have to wear a face mask on site?
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
I’ve been accepted or provisionally enrolled in a programme, what do I need to do?
If I’m enrolled in He Korowai Ākonga Bachelor of Education or the Ngā Poutoko Whakarara Oranga Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work, do I need to be fully vaccinated?
Is there any support available while I study?
What's Phase 3 of the Red Traffic Light Setting mean for me?
How will we be kept up to date on any changes?
Will graduation go ahead this year?