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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.

For more information about Alert Levels, visit

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

While we wait for more information, 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.

  • 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.

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.


Virtual super career fairs are here for Wintec students

Wintec Prosple super career fairs connect students with employers and create opportunities

Wintec has joined nine other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPS) to co-host a series of virtual super career fairs to connect graduating students with employers nationally and globally.

Connecting Wintec students to employers through Prosple super career fairs is a new initiative to give learners the chance to meet online with a range of employers, ask questions and also learn about available graduate programmes, internships and employment opportunities.

Wintec Industry Engagement Director, Klaus Reiter says the collaboration with Prosple’s online career fairs is a first for Te Pūkenga subsidiaries and the fairs present huge opportunities for students and employers.

“This is a first for Wintec. We’re partnering with these fairs because of their success in other tertiary markets and their reach. Currently there are around 90 New Zealand-based employers waiting to meet our students, with more in Australia and other international locations.

“For students, this is two hours of their time online to explore their career possibilities with leading employers. It’s a chance to test the water, seek out opportunities for internships and/or graduate programmes or jobs, and make themselves known to the industries they are working to be part of,” says Reiter.

“Through these live online super fairs, our employers are getting access to future talent on a neutral platform. Prosple have developed a highly interactive and well-engineered meet and greet format where employers can interact with potential employees.”

Reiter says the super career fairs launch from 10 -31 August for Wintec students studying in the fields of engineering, construction, business and computing and technology to be followed by a health fair on 7 September 2021.

“As more fairs come online, the Wintec careers directory will continue to show employer profiles and it’s an easy way for employers to advertise vacancies directly to Wintec students,” adds Reiter.

The virtual super fairs are free and students are encouraged to find about the format and research participating employers in advance before registering.

Upcoming Wintec Prosple fairs:

A number of Waikato employers have signed up to take part and Reiter says there is opportunity for more Waikato employers to partner with the super fairs.

Vacancies are available in the following Prosple categories: Business and Management, IT and Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Law, Legal Studies and Justice, Science, Humanities, Arts and Social Science, Creative Arts, Medical and Health Sciences, Property and Built Environment, Teaching and Education, Trades and Services and Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

Employers wanting to take part in the Wintec fairs can contact Klaus Reiter for more information. 

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