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Coronavirus COVID-19 information

Coronavirus update - 21 May 2020

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Special consideration for severe disruption to study; Special consideration for international assessment in semester 1; Special consideration in final exams; Alternative arrangements for final exams

COVID-19 health advice

Ministry of Health COVID-19 symptoms information

If you feel unwell and develop symptoms of COVID‑19, tell someone, and contact:

  • Otago and Southland regions:
    0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) – a new centralised call service and free phone number helping streamline assessment and possible testing for COVID‑19 in the Southern region (Dunedin, Invercargill, and Queenstown).
  • All other regions:
    0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 – the dedicated COVID‑19 Healthline number.

If you are a student and you are referred to a Community-Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) for testing, please advise AskOtago on 0800 808 098 or +64 3 479 7000.

If you are a staff member and you are referred to a CBAC for testing, please advise your GP.

Mental well-being

It is important to look after yourself and your mental well‑being for the time being. Available support can be found below.

Further information

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