Our commitment

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is committed to doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect our people, our wider community and Aotearoa. We’re in this together – this means trusting that those we work and study with will keep us safe and that we’ll do the same for them. We must work together to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone.

Please note, these protocols are expected to be updated as requirements change from the Government and the industry regarding the management of COVID-19.

Our goals

  • Help keep our people and the wider community healthy and safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Apply relevant guidance from the Ministry of Health and other Government agencies to the tertiary education environment.
  • Encourage safe and respectful work and teaching and learning environments and good communication between all parties.
  • Sit alongside our usual health and safety controls to ensure you are safe on site.


New Zealand’s COVID-19 Alert Levels

New Zealand’s COVID-19 Alert Level system specifies public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19. The protocols outlined below are designed for operating within COVID-19 Alert Levels.  As we move between Alert Levels, the protocols will indicate what we need to do to operate and plan for the kinds of restrictions that may be required to put in place. For information on COVID-19 and the Alert Levels, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/


COVID-19 on-site protocols

Before returning to campus, all tauira need to thoroughly read up on our official COVID-19 protocols below which set out the steps you need to take to ensure your health and safety on campus. Kaiako are expected to go through these protocols with tauira. It is important everyone follows the protocols set out. You cannot return to campus without having gone through the protocols.


Alert Level 1 and 2 sign in/out protocols

  • Single point of entry on our campuses at this stage.
  • All kaimahi and tauira must enter through the Main Reception areas.
  • Everyone needs to sign in and sign out each time they enter and leave the campus for contact tracing purposes. 
  • Visitors, including whānau and children of kaimahi and tauira, are allowed back on campus under Alert Level 1. All visitors must still sign in and out at the Main Reception. Visitors are however, not allowed on campus under Alert Level 2


To sign in, you can either:

  1. Scan the QR code at the Main Reception using your smartphone (instructions below); or
  2. Manually sign in using the paper register at Main Reception – please ensure you use your own pen.


Signing in using the free EVA QR code system

  1. You can simply use the camera function on your phone, hold your phone up to the QR code image and it will scan it automatically.
  2. You will be asked to open www.evacheckin.com in your browser – click the notification on your screen.
  1. You will be taken to the EVA check-in homepage. Click ‘confirm’
  2. Select ‘staff’ or ‘student’ as visitor type.
  3. Enter first name, last name, phone number and email address. Your information is secure.
  4. Click ‘check in’.
  5. Remember to check out when you leave campus.


You’ll only need to enter your details once – the next time you check in, you’ll just need to scan the code, click ‘confirm’, and click ‘check in’.

If you are having trouble scanning the QR code, visit, https://my.evacheckin.com/0xztp to check in.

Most smartphones will not require you to download a QR reader app. If you do need to download a QR code reader, below are the recommended apps for Apple and Android phones:


It is compulsory to follow the Awanuiārangi check in and check out procedures outlined above using the EVA QR code or via our manual register.

It is not compulsory to use the NZ COVID Tracer app at Alert level 1, but we encourage you to do so as well if you can. Find out more here.

It is however compulsory for every organisation to have their own QR code from the NZ Covid Tracer App displayed on site under Alert level 2. These have been put up at all our campuses.

Kaimahi need to download the NZ Covid Tracer App to scan this QR code upon entry, if you are able to. Further information on the NZ Covid Tracer app, can be found here

For kaimahi who work offsite, please print a copy of the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster, or the EVA QR code poster, and sign in using the “manual entry” option. This allows staff who travel offsite to put their actual locations in.

Kaimahi and tauira will still have the option to use the EVA App, or sign in and out manually at the Main Reception of any of our campuses/sites.

You need to use at least one of these options.

Safe hygiene and physical distancing practices

  • Important: If your health is vulnerable, you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. Tauira are to let their kaiako know they will not physically be attending class. If the class is being held online, and tauira are still able to attend via online means, they are welcome to do so. Likewise, kaimahi should not come to campus if they are sick and should let their managers know.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Sanitise your hands with hand sanitiser or soap and running water before/at entry onto and leaving site.
  • Under Alert Level 1, practice physical distancing of 1 metre. Under Alert Levels 2 or 2.5, two metres of physical distancing is required.
  • Masks are mandatory on any public transport at all Alert Levels.
  • Any personal items brought to campus must be kept separate from others’ personal items.
  • If you need to wear PPE (masks/gloves), these must be kept personal to you and cleaned correctly as per Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Keep a record of what/where you have been on campus every day as you may be required to track back for contact tracing.
  • Keep left on all stairwells. Lifts are for essential use and buttons must be cleaned prior to and after use.
  • Use the dedicated eating areas on site to restrict contamination.
  • Smokers/vapers must use designated areas or off-site and cigarette butts are to be placed in the designated receptacle. Hands must be washed before and after smoking.

Whakapā mai

For any Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi related COVID-19 concerns or enquiries please contact us

COVID-19 Response for Tauira
Awanuiārangi Covid-19 Response Team (Tauira)
COVID-19 Response for Kaimahi
Awanuiārangi COVID-19 Response Team (Kaimahi)