Tertiary education at Red

Students can attend tertiary education in person at Red.

Key points

  • Tertiary institutions can open.
  • Students can attend in person. 
  • Staff, students and visitors must wear a face mask indoors in public areas and during teaching and learning.
  • Do not go to any educational service if you are unwell, awaiting a COVID-19 test result or are self-isolating.

Tertiary education facilities can open

Tertiary students can attend classes, lectures, labs, workshops, tutorials and meetings in person when tertiary sites are open.

My Vaccine Pass is not required, but tertiary providers may have their own requirements. Check with your provider. If you do not meet their vaccine requirements, talk to them about alternative learning options.

Capacity is based on 1-metre distancing.

Physical distancing is not required, though tertiary providers may impose their own distancing requirements.


Face masks

Staff, students and visitors must wear a face mask indoors in public areas at tertiary education facilities, and indoors during teaching and learning activities — unless you have an exemption.

Face masks must also be worn indoors when accessing services such as student health, pharmacies and other retailers on-site.

When to wear a face mask


Education when self-isolating

Anyone who is required to self-isolate should stay home. Do not go to any educational service.

Schools and kura should provide distance learning options if a student needs to stay home. 

Isolation and care


Student accommodation

Student accommodation can open.

Accommodation providers can choose to require My Vaccine Pass for residents and staff. Check with your provider about their requirements.

Accommodation at Red


Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities. Slow the spread of the virus by keeping up healthy habits.

Keep up healthy habits


More information for tertiary providers

Tertiary education providers and students can find more information on education.govt.nz

COVID-19 Protection Framework for tertiary and international sector | temahau.govt.nz (external link)

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