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Students who teste positive for Covid-19 while in New Zealand
(as of 15 August 2023 until further notice)

                                                                                                         

NZLC arranged Homestay                                  

  • Students have to self-isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. Students can stay at the homestay for the self-isolation period. Students might also be required to self-isolate from the host family to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable host family members. Please see info below and extra information here : https://dev.nzlc.ac.nz/covidqa/
  • Lunch during self-isolation – If students have booked half board homestay, breakfast and dinner will be provided on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch, dinner on weekends. Homestay family can provide lunch upon request for an extra $30 per week.

 

Before NZLC Course commencement

  • Students have to self-isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.
  • Please email akenrol@nzlc.ac.nz as soon as possible with your name and student ID number to inform us of your self-isolation end date. This will enable us to schedule the next available orientation.
  • Students will be marked as excused / absent up to 7 school days without a doctor’s certificate.

 

After NZLC Course commencement

  • Students have to self-isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.
  • Students will be marked as excused / absent up to 7 school days without a doctor’s certificate. Please contact studentservices@nzlc.ac.nz so the absence can be excused.

   

Covid-19 questions

Here is a useful link explaining what you can do to slow the spread of the virus, what symptoms to look out for and the latest updates from the Ministry of Health: https://covid19.govt.nz/

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

• a fever (at least 38°C)

• a cough

• shortness of breath

• sneezing or runny nose.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Please do not come to school if you are feeling unwell.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you have to self-isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. NZLC will excuse your absence for up to 7 school days without a doctor’s certificate. Please contact studentservices@nzlc.ac.nz to have your absence excused or if you need help making a doctor’s appointment.

 

We encourage anyone who have recently arrived in New Zealand to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) if they have the following  symptoms :

  • a fever (at least 38°C)
  • a cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing or runny nose.

If you need more RATs, or you did not collect any on your arrival into New Zealand, you can pick them up from a collection site or have someone collect it on your behalf. You do not need to pre-order.

Find a collection site near you — Healthpoint(external link)

Your testing kit has instructions on how to use them. If your pack does not include instructions, visit the Ministry of Health website for advice on how to do the test.

Approved RATs and how to use them – Ministry of Health

  • Students have to self-isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. Students can stay at the homestay for the self-isolation period. Students might also be required to self-isolate from the host family to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable host family members. Please see info below and extra information here : https://dev.nzlc.ac.nz/covidqa/

New Zealand has reciprocal health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). Citizens and permanent residents of Australia and UK citizens can get the same publicly funded healthcare as New Zealand. This includes free COVID-19 antiviral medicines for eligible people.

Reciprocal health agreements and what they cover | Te Whatu Ora — Health New Zealand(external link)

We strongly encourage overseas visitors to get travel insurance and check it covers them for the treatment of COVID-19.

Free antiviral medicines to treat COVID-19

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