Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
On behalf of our entire team, I am writing to you directly with an update on what we’re doing to prioritise the health and safety of our staff and learners. Like other providers tackling this issue we are being guided by the Ministry of Health. We are monitoring announcements from the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Education.
At this point in time it is still learning as usual and all our centres are fully operational. We are open for interviewing new potential students and are still running our Youth Guarantee and STAR courses. All staff within Capital Training have been given guidance should a learner or another staff member become unwell.
The measures we have taken are as follows:
- Sanitiser, soap and hand towels have been stocked up and available at all our centres.
- We are in the process of ensuring that each learner has a designated computer and all work areas are cleaned and wiped down each day.
- Posters have been put around the centres informing everyone on signs & symptoms and clean hygiene practices which are discussed with learners by all tutors.
- Students and staff have been advised that if they are travelling overseas, they should self-isolate for 14 days.
If you or any of your family are unwell and/or appear to have some of the symptoms i.e. develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath you will need to phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453. Alternatively contact your local GP phoning ahead before you visit. For the health and safety of our centres please stay at home until you have the all clear from your GP.
We will send out further notice if our centres need to close temporarily and you will then be advised immediately. As circumstances continue to develop one thing will remain the same, we will make our decisions with the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our learners, staff and community being our highest priority.
Noho ora mai
National Academic Manager
Health and Wellbeing
For information on managing your health, prevention and symptoms of COVID-19, follow the advice of the Ministry of Health.
If you are feeling unwell, and have developed symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, seek medical advice by first phoning Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP (phone ahead of your visit). The Ministry of Health website provides information on public health contacts.
On 20 March travel restrictions were updated for entry into or traveling from New Zealand. See the MFAT and Ministry of Heath websites for more information if you have recently travelled internationally or are intending to travel outside New Zealand in the coming weeks.