COVID-19 Update: Alert Level Changes 23 June 2021

Published date : Wed, 23 June 2021 04:43 PM

COVID-19 Alert Level update


As you may have seen from the recent Government and national news updates, the Wellington region (including Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coast to Ōtaki), will move to Alert Level 2 from 6pm tonight until 11.59pm on Sunday. The rest of Aotearoa stays Alert Level 1. The Alert Levels will be reviewed by the Government as needed and further updates will be provided to kaimahi and tauira, as needed. 

IMPORTANT: If you have been in the Wellington region (including Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coast to Ōtaki) or been in physical contact with anyone from the Wellington region, from Friday 18 June, please stay home and do not enter any Awanuiārangi campuses, until further notice. The Government is advising that anyone who has been in the Wellington region over the weekend should keep to Alert Level 2 behaviours.

At Awanuiārangi, we have a wide age demographic across our kaimahi and tauira, including some who are considered vulnerable and at-risk, so our protocol is to always apply extra caution when it comes to COVID-19. This will continue to be our approach to ensure the health and safety of all our tauira and kaimahi.

  • For all the latest Wellington locations of interest, click here.
  • Definitions of casual contacts, casual plus contacts, close contacts and close plus contacts are explained here, as well as the actions which need to be taken.
  • New Zealand Alert Level 2 protocols can be found here.


What does this mean for TWWoA sites?

All our campuses remain open at this stage. However, external visitors, including whānau are not allowed on site.


Regardless of the Alert Level, everyone needs to continue to follow the health and safety protocols:

  • Always sign-in on campus, including using the NZ COVID Tracer app, Eva app, or manually.

Stay home if you’re sick and let your Kaiako know:

  • If you have COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay, home, get tested and contact Healthline or your Doctor.
  • If you are required to be tested, inform your Kaiako and do not come to campus/delivery sites.
  • Your close contacts will also need to work from home until a negative result is produced, so it’s important you let us know who you have been in close contact with on campus.
  • Practice safe hygiene and physical distancing: Thoroughly wash hands with soap, cough or sneeze into your elbow, regularly wipe down surfaces, and physical distancing as per the respective Alert Levels.


Please read more about our health and safety protocols here and check in with your kaiako if you have any pātai regarding these.  Our approach for the various Alert Levels is as outlined on our FAQ page here.

At any Alert Level, please get in contact with your kaiako to confirm programme delivery arrangements for your individual programmes, as needed. If programmes need to be postponed for any reason, kaiako are also expected to keep tauira informed. Noho that have already been advised to be held online will continue to be held online, as previously communicated. Some marae-based programmes may still choose to continue with online delivery. Timetabling for these are to be communicated to tauira by kaiako and/or marae coordinators as needed.

Continue to check your emails and follow the Awanuiārangi website and Facebook page for all our updates. Email us at (tauira) and (kaimahi) for any pātai you have.   

Thank you for your support as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic.

Whakapā mai/Contact us

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)