Otago Polytechnic

Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates

Updated 27 March 2020

Otago Polytechnic is currently closed following the COVID Level 4 directive from the Government.

Otago Polytechnic Easter holidays for the Dunedin Campus and Central Otago Campus will now run from Thursday 26 March - Tuesday 14 AprilOnline learning for your programmes will commence from Wednesday 15 April 2020

Some programmes within areas such as Business, Nursing and Midwifery have different holiday dates to those listed above. Please follow the guidance of your Programme Leader. 

Auckland study block dates are available here.

In the meantime, Otago Polytechnic’s support functions will continue to operate to ensure continuity of core business, with our professional services being provided via a work-from-home model.

Otago Polytechnic’s pastoral care and student support services include emergency contacts, online counselling, online IT support and financial assistance.

The safety of our students, staff and the wider community remains our top priority.



If you have these symptoms please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 (or international +64 9 358 5453) or your doctor immediately. Call your doctor before visiting.

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing

Otago Polytechnic Student Health Centre is open during the lockdown. It is important to call ahead on (03) 479 6082.