Otago Polytechnic

Covid-19 updates

Updated 14 August 2020

Dunedin and Central campuses are at Alert Level 2. Auckland International Campus is at Alert Level 3. 

Our Auckland International Campus is currently closed and staff will communicate directly with AIC learners. 

Our Dunedin and Central campuses are open for all face-to-face teaching

Visitors and members of the public are welcome on campus but please use the manual sign in sheets provided at all entry points and follow any directional signage. 

On campus at Level 2:

  • please check in to the campus with the Government's NZ COVID Tracer App (QR codes are available at all campus entry points)
  • if you do not have a Smartphone, please fill in the manual sign in sheets at entrances 
  • hand sanitiser is available at all entry points (but remember that regular hand washing is better than using hand sanitiser)
  • please follow information on any signage 
  • regularly disinfect surfaces you use with the provided cleaning products 
  • ensure you stay 1m away from others in shared spaces (apart from in classrooms where registers will be taken so all close contacts are known)
  • wear a face mask in shared spaces if you can (i.e. areas where it is hard to physical distance from others)
  • practice excellent personal hygiene (regular hand washing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow) 
  • stay home if you are unwell
  • let us know if you are advised to have a Covid-19 test.

Detailed information about life at Alert Level 2 is available on the Government's website >   

We appreciate that this news may cause you anxiety and stress. The safety of our students, staff and wider community remains our top priority and student support is very much available for all of our learners.  

Student Success Dunedin: 0800 762 786  |  studentsuccessdn@op.ac.nz   

Student Success Central: 0800 765 9276 |  censtudentsuccess@op.ac.nz    

Student Success Auckland: 0800 111 212 |  studentsuccessaic@op.ac.nz   

After-hours support: (+64) 21 735 421 

  How can I access support?

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone. Please remember if you need support or to talk to someone during this period of change, our Student Success team is always available for you. 

Student Success Dunedin: 0800 762 786 | studentsuccessdn@op.ac.nz   

Student Success Central: 0800 765 9276 | censtudentsuccess@op.ac.nz    

If you need help outside office hours, contact our pastoral care / student support emergency phone number: (+64) 21 735 421.





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

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing

Otago Polytechnic Student Health Centre is open Mon-Fri, 9.00am-4.30pm. It is important to call ahead on (03) 479 6082