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We remain committed to supporting the academic success of all our students and have plans in place to deliver face-to-face teaching and learning for Semester 1 2022, supported by online learning.

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COVID-19 Update 28 April  

Following a detailed review of the University’s current vaccine mandate, a decision has been made to discontinue mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a requirement for all students, staff, contractors, tenants and visitors to access campus, including all other university-owned farms and properties, effective immediately. 

This means that from 28 April 2022, staff, students, tenants, contractors, and visitors will no longer be required to have a valid My Vaccine Pass to access campus or take part in face-to-face University activities.

I would like to thank all staff, students, tenants and contractors who provided their feedback to inform this decision.

The review considered the changing risk of the pandemic in our environment, including health and safety assessments on campus and the high vaccination rates amongst our staff and students.  The fact that mandates are no longer viewed by the Government as a suitable first response for managing COVID-19 in organisations also influenced our decision together with the justification for requiring a vaccination mandate is when the risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 at work is higher than it is in the community. 

You’re strongly encouraged to wear a mask indoors on campus

Specific health and safety measures aimed at reducing transmission remain in place on campus. Everyone has a role they can play here and we strongly encourage you to continue to wear a mask when indoors on campus, especially when physical distancing is difficult.

Support is available

It is fully understandable if some students are anxious about returning to campus. Support is available, and if you are feeling unsure I encourage you to contact the COVID student experience team via [email protected].

If you are self-isolating

To enable the University to provide the welfare support needed if you are self-isolating, whether on or off-campus, students and staff are still required to complete and submit a COVID-19 Response Form in the event of receiving a positive COVID-19 test result or being notified that they are a Household Contact. The COVID-19 Response Form is also available on the SAFELU app.

A reminder that if you are isolating more than once, you should complete the form each time that you are required to isolate.

The Lincoln University COVID-19 webpage remains the centralised source of all information including information on health, wellbeing and pastoral care.  Please continue to check this site regularly for updated information and support contacts.

It has been a challenging start to the year, and we are looking forward to having students and staff back on campus, and a return to a safe yet engaging and vibrant campus experience. 

Ngā mihi

Professor Grant Edwards

Vice-Chancellor

 

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University Operations at the Orange setting 

Aotearoa New Zealand is now at the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. 

Lincoln University follows the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) guidelines for Tertiary Education Organisations operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF), as we have done throughout the pandemic.

Teaching and learning

At the Orange setting, we look forward to welcoming all students and staff back to campus.

 

The University remains committed to supporting the academic success of all our students and will continue to deliver face-to-face teaching and learning for Semester 1 2022, supported by online learning.

In addition to our dual teaching and learning approach, we will continue to provide a campus experience for as long as we can and as safely as possible.

  • For students who are unable to access campus and attend in person, while  all course materials will be made available online via Akoraka|Learn, certain labs/field trips/studios may not be
  • Akoraka|Learn remains the main place for all course information, and students are encouraged to check Akoraka|Learn for details on individual course outlines
  • Students should contact their course examiners if they have any questions or require more information on their course outlines

Check Akoraka|Learn for detailed information and updates before the start of lectures on 2 May 2022. 

Masks are strongly encouraged when indoors on campus

The health and wellbeing of our Lincoln whānau is the University’s top priority. While on-campus students, staff and visitors are:

  • Strongly encouraged to wear masks when indoors
  • Where possible keep a physical distance from others
  • Observe good hygiene practices 

Do not come on to campus if:

  • You are unwell and experiencing any flu-like or respiratory illness symptoms
  • You are confirmed COVID-19 case. 

We're here to support you if you are self-isolating

To enable the University to provide the welfare support needed while you are self-isolating, whether on or off-campus, staff and students are required to complete and submit a COVID-19 Response Form in the event of:

  • Receiving a positive COVID-19 test result
  • Being notified that they are a Household Contact

The COVID-19 Response Form is also available on the SAFELU,  A reminder that if you are isolating more than once, you should complete the form each time that you are required to isolate. If you require further support please contact the COVID student experience team via  [email protected]

Facilities and visitors 

All activities and events on campus must comply with relevant health and safety laws and are expected to undertake risk assessments and consider additional public health measures as appropriate.

While on campus

Public health guidelines continue to apply across campus. Masks are strongly encouraged, as are public health measures.

Library and Centre for Learning and Teaching

Library, Teaching and Learning (LTL) remains open, offering both on-campus and online services.

As service delays are expected due to COVID-19, staff and students are encouraged to use LTL’s virtual help, AskLive for requests any questions or they may have.

Library Services

Library hours are being regularly reviewed, taking into account staffing availability, and will be updated on the LTL website.  

Current hours are: 

Monday –  Friday

Saturday and Sunday

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

10:30 am to 6:00

  • Interloans may take longer to process remotely, and the retrieval and scanning of items may be delayed by up to two weeks
  • Physical resources delivery may be delayed by up to two weeks, but digital resources can be requested and will be made available where possible to replace them

Signage

All COVID -19 signage on campus must be observed and followed, both inside and outside of buildings.

 

Past Updates

Email [email protected] with all enquiries or concerns.

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