Covid-19 Information

BTI campus is now at Covid Protection Framework Traffic Light setting Orange.

At the Orange setting, there are still risks to our vulnerable communities and our health system from Covid-19. However, community transmission is slowing and restrictions are eased.

This means for BTI that onsite teaching and learning will resume from 2 May.

All people on campus must keep 1m physical distance and masks should be worn. Please keep practicing healthy habits like washing your hands often.  

Please continue to stay home if you are at all unwell and get tested as soon as you can. If you are unwell or isolating with a household member who has Covid-19, please let us know so that we can support you, by emailing covidresponse@bti.ac.nz  

Covid symptoms poster

Covid-19 vaccination mandates

At BTI, we have deliberately adopted a compassionate and flexible stance in response to Covid-19 vaccine mandates. We recognise that getting a Covid-19 vaccine is a matter of personal choice and that not everyone is able to be vaccinated, for many reasons.

We also recognise that the majority of BTI students are now fully vaccinated and that there are those who are immuno-compromised who may feel especially vulnerable around those who are unvaccinated.

From 5 April, you can enter or continue any of our teacher education programmes regardless of vaccination status. Applications for 2023 will open in September and mid-year applications are open now for all teacher education programmes.

For our counselling and social work students, given that vaccine mandates will remain in place for large parts of the health sector, vaccination may still be required. BTI will be seeking further advice and working through the full implications for these students, and will be in touch with more details.

My Vaccine Pass will be the only permitted way of verifying students’ vaccination status under the Covid-19 Protection Framework – please contact our Applications Administrator with your pass.

TEC Covid-19 Hardship Fund

Note: The TEC has established a Covid-19 Hardship fund for students whose lives and study have been disrupted by Covid-19 restrictions. Hardship means any suffering, deprivation or financial challenge that is affecting a student’s ability to access and continue with their study.

For more information, or to apply see BTI Online > ResourcesCriteria (PDF), Application form (PDF), Application form (Word)

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