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OPAIC Guidelines

Keeping Safe on Campus

It is important that we take steps to keep ourselves and each other safe on campus. Please continue to follow public health guidelines to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community:

• Stay at home if you are feeling unwell - if you or someone in your household develops one or more of the following symptoms, you should take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Covid-19: a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath. You can now order free RATs online. 
• If you have tested positive for Covid-19, it is recommended you isolate for five days, even if you only have mild symptoms, starting at Day 0, which is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. Please contact your lecturer and Student Success ( if you test positive for Covid-19 or need to stay home due to illness.

Face masks

Mask-wearing remains an important way we can prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Masks are not required anywhere on campus but please feel free to keep wearing one if you’d like to – we fully support this and continue to have masks available for anyone who needs one.  

Support for Covid positive and isolating students

We are here to support you if you test positive for Covid-19. If you test positive, please contact Student Success by emailing team will provide information and support while you are recovering.

Important links

Ministry of Health

Covid-19 Government website

Advice for international students in NZ – NauMai NZ


The OPAIC emergency number is 021 0282 8711.

Please note this number is for emergencies only. Please email for all non-emergency questions.