Information regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

29 Jan 2020

The Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation with regards to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV). The health of students and staff is a priority.

We ask that students, care-givers and education providers follow the Ministry of Education’s advice and guidance on the matter, which is being updated regularly.

Education providers may have received communication from other Government agencies, which is also available from the link above. In addition to that message, signatories to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code) are reminded they have an important responsibility to ensure that students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. This includes ensuring that international students have the appropriate insurance in place.

We also have additional information (PDF, 417KB) for schools with homestay families.

Students looking for information that their tertiary education provider is unable to help with can call the Tertiary Education Commission on 0800 123 797.

Education providers can contact NZQA’s Code team on 0800 697 296 if they have any concerns about the pastoral care of your students.

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