COVID Processes & Updates

At The Mind Lab the health and safety of our learners, partners, staff and wider whānau is our number one priority.

See below all you need to know about learning with us under the Covid-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light system.

Page updated: 14th April 2022

What learning looks like at Orange 

  • At the Orange level, according to the latest Government requirements for Tertiary Education you do not have to scan in, provide proof of vaccination or wear a mask when coming on-site, although you are welcome to wear a mask if you’d like
  • We will let you know on a case-by-case basis when your face-to-face classes are resuming. There will be online variations of all face-to-face sessions offered, and your Programme teams will give you details for the online learning option as and when these come up. 
  • To keep everyone safe we are avoiding handshakes, hugs, hongi, high fives and fist pumps.
  • As always, stay home if you’re sick, awaiting COVID test results or considered a house-hold contact.
  • Wash your hands regularly, cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough / sneeze.
  • All staff at The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab who are onsite, or interacting with any learners, are fully vaccinated.

Please visit the Government’s COVID-19 website if you have any further questions regarding requirements, and we will continually update this webpage as new information is provided to us.

If you have any questions regarding these protocols and processes, please get in touch with us at kiaora@themindlab.com or call (09) 964 4444.

Support for you

Hardship Allowance For Learners (HAFL):

The Hardship Fund for Learners from the Ministry of Education is intended to support those who have been most impacted by Covid-19 to help keep them in study. Support is available to those who are enrolled or applied to enrol prior to the 31st of August 2021 and are currently still enrolled.

Students can apply by filling out the Hardship Fund Application Form and emailing it to studentsupport@themindlab.com.

Mental Health Resources:

References: www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/operating-at-alert-levels/

FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions relating to COVID processes and updates.

If you find yourself in this situation, please confidentially let us know by calling 09 964 4444 or emailing kiaora@themindlab.com.

Please contact your Programme Lead or Advisor to discuss how we will be able to support you to complete your programme.

To keep everyone safe we are avoiding handshakes, hugs, hongi, high fives and fist pumps. Visitors and staff are also requested to stay home if they’re sick, awaiting COVID test results or considered a household contact.

Yes, all staff at The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab who are onsite, or interacting with any learners, are fully vaccinated.

No, at the Orange level it is not required to wear a mask at tertiary education facilities. You can of course wear a mask if you’d like.

Still have questions or concerns?

Please get in touch with your programme team using the contact details you already have (or visit our contact page). If you don’t have a programme team please reach out to our front of house staff at kiaora@themindlab.com or call (09) 964 4444.