COVID-19 Student & Staff Update
Auckland is at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 Learn More

COVID-19 Student & Staff Updates from SIT


Auckland is at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

Most of SIT’s campuses will re-open except for MAINZ Auckland that will remained closed until further notice. Online teaching will continue as planned for all MAINZ Auckland programmes.

SIT Students will return to campus on Friday 10 September unless specifically asked to return at an alternative date. Please check with your tutors and Programme Managers for further information. Telford teaching will resume from Thursday 9 September.

Please refer to MySIT for more updates and information.


At Delta Alert Level 2, there are important rules that we will all need to follow to keep each other safe.

  • Staff and students are requested to bring their own face covering or mask when they return to campus for on-site activities
  • Any front of house / public facing staff must wear face coverings when dealing with customers.
  • SIT libraries, cafés, bookshop will follow the Covid-19 rules for hospitality and retail. Face coverings and social distancing in these areas are mandatory.
  • SIT libraries will be open to staff and students only.
  • SIT gym in Invercargill will be used for teaching purposes only. Face coverings are recommended and 1m distancing rule will apply.
  • Public areas within H Block and B Block at Invercargill campus will remain open to the public.
  • To ensure robust contract tracing is taking place, we may limit the number of entrances to building. Some building access will be by swipe card only. Therefore, please remember to always carry your staff or student card.
  • All staff, students and visitors to SIT are required to scan in using the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters that have been placed around the campus buildings. You can also provide details to enable contact tracing on the log sheets placed around campus.
  • Hand sanitiser will be placed around campus and in classrooms for your convenience. Please use these regularly.
  • There will be cleaning products placed in all classrooms. Feel free to use these products to clean hard surfaces before or after use, if needed.
  • Practice good hygiene like regularly washing of your hands. If you are feeling sick, please do not come onto campus and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines.

Other Information


Stay Home




Be Kind

SIT is working hard to ensure this disruption has the least impact on your learning and you are not disadvantaged in any way. Some students will already be engaged with online studies. Students should keep in touch with their tutors and share any concerns to help us understand and support your needs.

If you have IT support questions, please reach out to our helpdesk team. 

The Student Support team have complied a list of support services available to both students and staff, across our campuses. This list will be placed on MySIT and Blackboard in addition to being distributed through global emails. Please familiarise yourself with these services.

Managers and team leaders will keep in regular contact with their team members to confirm SIT guidelines are understood, and to check on wellbeing. 

Important Information

If you have the following symptoms, please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor immediately.

> Fever

> Coughing

> Difficulty breathing

Make sure you call your doctor before visiting.

The following options are also available:

Health Advice - 0800 611 116

Mental Health Emergencies - 0800 467 846

Counselling via phone/text 1737