Anyone going onto any NorthTec campus in Northland or Auckland will need to show proof of Covid vaccination status from Friday, 3 December.
At the Red level under the Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system), which comes into force in Northland on Friday, all students and visitors to tertiary education premises across Aotearoa New Zealand must be fully vaccinated and able to show proof of this using the My Vaccine Pass system. This includes current students, potential students and contractors.
Reception areas and other public spaces such as the Enquiries and Enrolments office, student library and on-site cafés will require proof of vaccination to be shown before people can be admitted.
Any potential learners attending for interviews for study in 2022 are included in the vaccination requirement. Zoom or phone interviews may be available for those who cannot come to NorthTec.
The Raumanga, Future Trades (Dyer Street, Whangārei) and Kaitaia campuses will remain open until Friday, 17 December, with a process for providing proof of vaccination status before admittance. The Kaikohe, Kerikeri and Dargaville campuses will close on Friday, 3 December until 2022.
The Ministry of Education has announced that polytechnic staff must have had their first vaccination by 3 December, and their second by 17 January, to be able to come onto any tertiary site.
Other rules applying at the Red level include wearing masks or face coverings indoors, with 1-metre physical distancing observed, and continuing to scan in using QR codes.
These rules will continue to apply while the region is at the Red level.