At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want. We should continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required. It's still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
Information should be collected and retained that identifies which students, staff (and any other visitors) have been in a controlled environment (OPAIC Campus) and at what time.
Otago Polytechnic has introduced an app called “Power Apps”, which can be downloaded and accessed on a phone and uses the device GPS for location. This app is also accessible online for those who are unable to access it on a phone for one reason or another.
The Ministry of Health has created a tracing app — NZ COVID Tracer. This app works by scanning a QR code on a poster at participating businesses. The app then keeps track of where you have scanned so you know where you have been.
Visitors include all contractors and suppliers accessing the OPAIC building will need to scan the QR code provided at the lobby entrance of the campus
Instructions for downloading the app are here: https://tracing.covid19.govt.nz/
Staff and students must take measures to stay safe and well. This includes:
The use of facemasks and/or gloves on campus is not required. If individuals would feel more comfortable wearing them, they are welcome to, but must provide their own.
Some staff and learners will be required to wear PPE (e.g. facemask and gloves), when they might not have needed to before. This will be communicated to individuals if required, and the supply of this PPE will be coordinated and provided centrally.
- Wash hands thoroughly (at least 20 seconds) with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (rather than onto your hands), and then put the used tissue straight into the rubbish and wash your hands.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.
- If you live in a flat, let your flatmates know you are unwell.
The OPAIC emergency number is 021 0282 8711.
Please note this number is for emergencies only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for all non-emergency questions.