New Zealand’s healthy lunch in schools programme Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to deliver lunches to around 200,000 primary and secondary students by the end of this year, and Wintec is training people to deliver lunches at schools and kura.
Covid-19 information and updates
Wintec is operating at Alert Level 1. At Alert Level 1, you can go to work and school, but should follow public health measures and consider others around you.
In response to recent cases identified in the community, Auckland is in Alert Level 2.
For more information about Alert Levels, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/
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 https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
While we wait for more information, kia noho haumaru – stay safe and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.
- If you are unwell, stay at home.
- If you begin to feel unwell or start to develop COVID-19 symptoms get a test immediately.
- Contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to understand if and when you need to get tested.
- If you receive a negative test, you need to continue monitoring your symptoms for the next 14 days. If you develop any Covid-19 symptoms you will need to organise another test.
- Ensure you wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or with hand sanitiser.
- In Alert Level 1 you must wear a face mask on flights and public transport, but wearing a face covering in class or on campus is your choice.
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 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 Facebook pages. Additionally, you can contact us by email and phone during business hours, from Monday to Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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The situation relating to COVID-19 is evolving. The health of our students and staff is a priority, please check here for regular updates.