COVID-19 Updates

At Tech Futures 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.

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 household contact.
  • Wash your hands regularly, and 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 or call (09) 964 4444.

Support for you

Questions & Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 or the lockdown, please let your Programme Lead, Programme Manager or Programme Coordinator know. We will keep you all updated if there are any further details that emerge.

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 August (COVID-19) and are currently still enrolled.

Students can apply by filling out the Hardship Fund Application Form and emailing it to

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