COVID-19 update

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19 May, 2022

Kia ora koutou katoa,

MIT has been reviewing the institute’s COVID-19 Policy following the country’s move to the Orange setting of the traffic light system.

In the interests of student and staff wellbeing and to support our whānau to make a confident transition back to on site learning we have decided to operate a ‘hybrid’ model requiring masks in certain areas of campus where there is a greater likelihood of higher foot traffic and social distancing is more difficult to achieve.

Where am I required to wear a mask at MIT?

Indoor Learning Spaces

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Lobbies, lifts and reception areas

Who needs to wear a mask under Ministry of Health guidance on Orange?

Those serving food at Dine or in cafeterias.

Staff and students serving the public. For example, School of Hairdressing and Floristry when open to external customers.

Library users and staff.

Where is mask wearing strongly encouraged at MIT?

All other indoor areas; particularly where staff and students are likely to mix with members of the public or at large indoor gatherings

Patrons of Dine and cafeterias while entering and exiting these areas

Pick up and drop off at MIT Children’s Education Centre

Am I required to wear a mask outdoors?


What sort of mask do I need to wear?

Staff and students should have a surgical or three layer mask to wear at MIT when required.

Even though masks are not required in all campus settings, it’s important to remember mask wearing is strongly encouraged as an important protection against COVID-19.

We also need to continue to look after ourselves, our classmates and community. Please remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell for any reason.

Thanks very much to those who took part in developing this policy.

Ngā mihi,

Gus Gilmore, MIT Chief Executive