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OPAIC Guidelines


Most Covid-19 rules and restrictions have now ended in New Zealand. It is still important that we take steps to keep ourselves and each other safe. 

Keeping Safe on Campus

Please continue to follow public health guidelines to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Take a test if you are sick.
  • Practise good hygiene.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

What to do if you’re sick

Anyone who is sick should stay home and take test. You can now order free RATs online. Please contact your lecturer and Student Success ( if you test positive for Covid-19 or need to stay home due to illness.

What to do if you're exposed to Covid

If you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 as a household or close contact you no longer need to isolate, but there are testing recommendations for household contacts, and it is recommended that you wear a mask when leaving home. More information for household and close contacts is available here.

Face masks

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


The OPAIC emergency number is 021 0282 8711.

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