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COVID-19 UPDATES

At NZSE and Seafield, we take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. Our first and foremost priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and our students. It is our responsibility to ensure our students feel safe and can continue their studies with minimal disruption. We have also developed and implemented a comprehensive pandemic plan and are actively monitoring the situation closely.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: NZSE and Seafield Campuses are closed until 28 April 2020.

The Government has announced that we are now at COVID-19 alert level 4 as of Wednesday 25 March 2020. This means NZSE and Seafield Campuses will be closed until 28 April 2020 and will instead move to online learning delivery modes.

You can find all information regarding the four level alert system here; covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/ 

What happens to my studies now my provider has to close? 

•All NZSE and Seafield tutors will stop face-to-face teaching, by midnight 25th March.
•We will be making alternative arrangements to deliver your studies.
•Stay in touch with your tutor in the usual way through websites, Facebook and other social media pages and keep checking your email.    
•It is really important not to make any quick or reactive decisions to withdraw from your studies.

To keep getting your Student Allowance or Loan you need to be enrolled 

•You will continue to receive your weekly StudyLink payments if you remain enrolled – so please stay enrolled.
•Answers to questions in relation to Student Allowance and Living Cost payments can be found on StudyLink’s website:
www.studylink.govt.nz/ 

StudyLink’s contact centres are experiencing very high demand, so please only call for immediate and essential needs so we can make sure those who need it most can get through.

What if my academic performance is affected? (Domestic students only)

If any of the actions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand impact your ability to complete or pass your course, your provider and StudyLink will take this into account if you apply for a Student Allowance or Loan again in the future.

What if I’m in a hall of residence/hostel/homestay?

•Some of you may still be in your accommodation because you can’t get home or it’s the only accommodation you have.
•Please don’t be concerned, your accommodation provider is there to help you
•Nothing will change until new arrangements have been made for all students.
•The main thing is to just follow the advice and directions from the Ministry of Health to self-isolate and be super vigilant with your personal distancing and hygiene MOH guidelines.
•Your provider is there to provide support and to help you to access medical services if you need them. 

I am worried about rent increasing or being evicted from my flat


•There is now a freeze on rental increases. Your landlord cannot increase your rent unless you were advised before the lockdown period.
•Your tenancy cannot be terminated during the lock-down unless both you and your landlord agree.

To find out more, see
 www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/covid-19-rent-freeze-and-tenancy-terminations

Wellbeing – looking after yourself

•If you’re feeling anxious or lonely, there are a number of free counselling services you can use. You can find contact details for these services and other advice on the 
NauMai NZ Feeling lonely, homesick or depressed page.
•There is also information on this page to help you keep in contact with friends and family.  It is more important than ever to maintain these connections.
•It is ok to go for a walk. You do not have to be in your room all the time, however you must maintain a two meter distance from other people at all times.

Travel and visa advice for international students 

•You may not be able to return home as flights may not be available and some borders have closed
•We have asked providers to keep in close contact with you to ensure that you have access to suitable accommodation and, are supported to deal with visa issues, travel insurance, and other essential arrangements.
•For international students with visas that will soon expire, it is very important that you apply for a new one before it expires. An interim visa will be issued if the current visa expires while a new visa is being assessed.

Where to go to get more information 
For health advice, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s website; 
www.health.govt.nz
For official Government information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), including health advice and travel restrictions visit the All-of-Government website; 
covid19.govt.nz/
For more advice for students visit the Ministry of Education website; 
education.govt.nz
To keep updated on travel restrictions and visa information visit Immigration New Zealand; 
www.immigration.govt.nz/ 

We will continue to post updates via e-mail and on our Facebook pages:

NZSE: www.facebook.com/NZSEd/  

Seafield: www.facebook.com/SeafieldNZ/ 

Please stay home and stay safe.