NZQA Covid-19 Update Friday 20 August

NZQA Covid-19 Update Friday 20 August

by Rob Ayres -
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NZQA Tertiary Provider and International Bulletin
Friday 20 August 2021
COVID-19 Update

Community transmission and alert level update
There are now a number of community cases of COVID-19 in the Auckland region and Wellington region. As a result, the government has confirmed that New Zealand will continue to remain in Alert Level 4 until Tuesday 11.59pm. Further decisions will be announced on Monday afternoon.  

New Zealand’s return to Alert Level 4 can be unsettling, and this uncertainty can have an impact on mental health. It’s important to remember that our approach has worked to date. We have stamped out COVID-19 before and we can do it again.

The number one priority continues to be the welfare of students and staff and ensuring they remain safe and well during this time. The Ministry of Health website contains a useful range of mental health and wellbeing resources your staff might need for themselves or to assist students, they can be found here.   

Stress counselling and support
During this time, it's natural to feel emotionally and physically drained. You’re not alone in this and you don’t need to cope on your own. Friends and family members not affected by the event can help you cope.

You can get more help and information from:

In an emergency always call 111.

Things change quickly so stay up to date by following the links below:
For health advice, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s website.
For cross-agency information about COVID-19, including what support is available, health advice, and travel restrictions visit the All-of-Government website

For resources in Te Reo Māori, visit
For information to support Pacific communities, visit
For resources in sign language and easy read formats.

Free counselling/Psychology Service in response to COVID-19 for Migrants and Former Refugees: Diversity Counselling New Zealand | DCNZ Hamilton | Contact Us for help
To keep updated on travel restrictions and visa information visit
Advice for international students in NZ

For additional advice for tertiary providers/whare wānanga visit the Ministry of Education website