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*The following is an update to all University of Waikato
*This update covers:*
- *University operations at Level 2*
- *Retail spaces on campus*
- *Further moves up or down alert levels*
Tēnā koutou katoa,
Today we have communicated with students that the University remains open
and classes continue at Level 2. As a member of our University community,
we wanted to share the following information with you.
*University operations at Level 2*
- Staff, students and the wider community can be assured that we have
good processes in place for the move to Level 2, and we planned ahead of B
Trimester to ensure that we have flexible learning, smaller classes and
remote learning options available.
- Our messages to staff and students are:
- We are open
- Stay at home if you are sick or feel unwell
- Maintain good hygiene
- Use the check in before you step in QR system on campus
- Keep a physical distance of 1 metre apart from others inside, and 2
metres apart outside.
- Where possible, classes this trimester have already been organised to
ensure there is enough room for students and staff to maintain appropriate
- The main change from the previous Level 2 is around the use of face
coverings (e.g. masks, scarves or bandannas that cover the mouth and nose).
Using these is encouraged at Level 2 if you are in a space where you can’t
physically distance. We are encouraging those who own their own mask or
face covering to wear it in these situations.
*Retail spaces on campus*
- For those of you that have retail spaces on campus, we ask that you
ensure your facilities are set up with physical distancing of 1 metre or
more in mind, and that this is made clear to your customers. If you need
any help or support with this, please contact Chris Mackenzie below.
*Further moves up or down alert levels*
- Members of the senior leadership and our Covid-19 working group have
met again this morning. We have confidence in our plans and preparedness at
every alert level, and our focus is on ensuring we have the ability to move
levels within a short period of time, should it be needed.
Please look after yourselves, and don’t hesitate to contact Chris Mackenzie
<chris.mackenzie(a)waikato.ac.nz> if you have any questions.
We will keep you updated with any new information over the coming days.
Ngā mihi nui,