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Covid-19 information and updates

Wintec is operating at  Alert Level 2 along with the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand, except for Auckland where Level 4 applies.

We are getting ready to reopen our campuses for Alert Level 2.

 At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission, and we have more freedom to socialise and connect, but we still need to protect ourselves and others from an unexpected outbreak of Covid-19. So please stay home if you are not well and get tested if you have symptoms.

Find out more information about alert levels.

Important: Regularly check locations of interest, if you were there at the time, get a test. Also if you are contacted because you have been at a locations of interest, get a test.

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. You can find your local testing facility at

Kia noho haumaru – stay safe and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.

Take care and we will keep you posted as the situation changes.

At Alert Level 2: Keep your distance from people - 2 metres outside your home and 1 metre at work and at Wintec.

  • Face coverings are strongly advised and should be worn indoors at Wintec where social distancing is compromised.
  • You MUST wear a face covering when attending Wintec Health Services. 
  • Wash your hands and cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Use the contact tracer app and ensure your Bluetooth is on
  • If you feel unwell, please isolate and get tested.

If you have recently been tested for Covid-19 and you are a Wintec student or staff member, please advise us if you have been tested.

If you have been required to self-isolate please fill in this form so that Wintec can offer you support and advice around your work or study situation.

On this page you can find links to our latest Covid-19 news and communications, FAQs (frequently asked questions) and additional resources to support you and your whānau during these unprecedented times.

We are here for you and the wider Wintec community and will continue to update you with information during this time through the Wintec website, student emails and on our  social media pages. Additionally, you can contact us by email and phone during business hours, from Monday to Friday.

Wintec Updates

You can access all Wintec COVID-19 updates here for students and our community, including past and present communications.


Check in to Wintec

To help keep everyone safe, all students, staff and visitors must check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App when you are on any of the Wintec campuses. Find more information and instructions here.


Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions and answers here.


Financial help

Students experiencing unexpected financial hardship affecting their study can apply for the Manaaki Financial Support Grant. Find information on this plus StudyLink, scholarships and free courses here.


Unite against COVID-19

For government updates, resources and guidance, check out the New Zealand's dedicated COVID-19 site.



Financial support is available for eligible students. Please check with StudyLink for information on this and your student loan or allowance.


Looking after your health and wellbeing

You can find the full range of Wintec Support Services here and on our frequently asked questions page. We understand this may be a stressful time, and below are some additional tools and resources you may like to access.

External help

If you need help dealing with feelings of isolation or stress, please check out the Mental Health Foundation website. Here you will find a large range of information and resources to support you.


Wintec Health Services

Find out what Wintec Health Services are available throughout this time and how to access them. In addition to counselling services, our wellbeing support provider, Benestar, is also available at this time.


‘Need to Talk’

If at any time you wish to speak to someone you can free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor for free.



Healthline has set up a dedicated number specifically for COVID-19 related calls. Phone 0800 358 5453 or international +64 9 358 5453.


Do you need help?

If you have additional questions or need help, please contact us by email or phone 0800 2 Wintec (0800 294 6832).

You can also read the Wintec Temporary Policy Amendments for information on our academic response to critical incidents.


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