Updated 31 March 2020 at 6.20pm
Because confirmed cases of coronavirus are increasing, New Zealand is currently on high alert (Level 4) to stop the spread of the disease.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has indicated the country will remain in lockdown for at least four weeks, starting 25 March 2020.
If you would like further health advice and information on the alert please visit the Government’s official webpage.
What does this mean for the students of MIT?
While New Zealand is on high alert (Level 4), MIT will:
- Close all campuses until the alert Level 4 is lifted;
- Bring the holiday break forward (for the majority of students); and
- Deliver classes online from Monday 6 April - please check with your lecturer for specific start dates.
MIT understands this will raise questions for our students. Please click on the link below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.
We encourage you to get in touch with your lecturer for specific advice on study including new course dates and assistance with online learning. For other services; including support around Studylink, financial assistance and counselling etc., contact the Student Support team 0800 696487 or email email@example.com.
- The COVID-19 healthline number is 0800 358 5453. If you have a non-COVID-19 related health query call 0800 611 116.
- Rules for staying at home during high alert (Level 4)
- Information on government provided financial support
- What you can do to help stop the spread