Kia ora koutou,

BTI have received advice from the Ministry of Education around expectations for tertiary institutions during this Covid-19 Alert Level 2, so we can now give you all a bit more detailed information about how being on campus and in class will work.

Classes will resume on campus from 13 Sept

Classes will resume on campus for those who normally attend on campus from Monday, 13 September. Except for:

Masks should be worn on campus

Many of you will know that this time around, Level 2 requires that we wear masks in public spaces, including libraries and museums. When you come onto BTI campus, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask and will have some available from Reception should you require one. Our staff will also be wearing masks. Advice on how to wear a mask safely.

Sign in when on campus

It is also now required that you record where you have been and when under this Level 2. When you come onto BTI campus, you should sign in using the NZ Covid Tracer app by scanning a QR code or using the manual sign in sheets. To download the Covid Tracer app, go to the your app store or visit the government Covid-19 website.

Keep your distance and keep washing your hands

We encourage students to maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and other students or staff on campus. This is a time of reconnection and it will be lovely to meet together, but it is still important that we keep physically apart, for now. Coupled with good hand hygiene, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying home if you are unwell, this social distance will help keep our staff and your fellow students safe while we work and study together.

We are working hard in the meantime to make sure that extra hygiene measures and sanitiser stations are set up around campus, as well as setting up signing in and distanced teaching areas.

We know this can be an unsettling and anxious time, so please reach out to one of our staff if we can help, or your friends and whānau. You can also talk to someone 24/7 by calling 1737.

Ngā mihi nui,
Dr Andrew Butcher
Te Taiurungi/ Principal