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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

As part of our ongoing response to the pandemic, the University is proposing that all staff, students, contractors, tenants and visitors who access campus will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 14 February 2022. 

Following the recent completion of a detailed risk assessment report, the next step in the decision-making process is to seek feedback on the proposal of this requirement on campus.

Why a COVID-19 vaccine policy?

Keeping our Lincoln whānau safe in the environment that we work, research, teach and learn has been our top priority throughout the pandemic.

Given the highly infectious nature of the COVID-19 Delta variant, if we are to return to a near-normal university experience in 2022 we must continue to do all we can to mitigate the transmission and contain the infection of the virus. Vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals.

As part of the decision-making process, the Senior Management Group (SMG) together with the Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) completed a comprehensive risk assessment that took into consideration both the COVID-19 public health risk and the impacts of this risk as an occupational health threat.

All feedback, together with the risk assessment, will be used to inform a decision on the policy. Any decision made will take effect on 14 February 2022, allowing time for the practical implementation details and processes to be determined.  

Safeguarding the health, wellness and safety of our students, staff and community

Vaccination is the single most important step that we can all take to protect ourselves, loved ones, our campus and our community from COVID-19 infection and transmission. A widely vaccinated community safeguards the health, wellness and safety of our students, staff and the wider community.

Frequently asked questions

A set of frequently asked questions, see below,  has been created to help answer any questions you may have. This includes links to reliable sources of information and access to support. This is a working document that will be added to as more information comes to hand and further decisions are made.

 

General FAQs

For students

For staff