COVID-19 Updates

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

In order to make sure we can keep everyone safe, we’ve outlined all the processes, protocols and potential changes that may take place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns around Aotearoa.

COVID Alert Level Protocols

Level 3 & 4

  • Our HQ is closed, all staff and students to stay home.
  • All classes are moved online, updates to come from your Programme Team (get in touch with them directly for details)
  • All in person events are canceled, or moved online.
  • Graduation is canceled, updates to come via email and our events page.

Level 2

  • Our HQ (99 Khyber Pass, Grafton, Tāmaki Makaurau) is open, all those who visit onsite are to sign in with COVID-19 mobile app.
  • Students (not attending a scheduled class) & visitors are also asked to complete TML/TFL Visitor (H&S). Register at reception.
  • Social distancing in place, all visitors onsite to maintain a 2 metre distance between each other (or required to wear mask/face covering).
  • Classes can run with social distancing in place.
  • Social gatherings are allowed on site, with up to 100 people in attendance. Graduation goes ahead, but graduands are only allowed to bring one guest.
  • No handshakes, hugs, hongi, high fives or fist pumps.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, awaiting COVID-19 test results, considered a close contact or identified as being at a location of interest.
  • Wash your hands regularly, cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough/sneeze.

Level 1

  • Our HQ is open, all those who visit onsite are to sign in with COVID-19 mobile app.
  • Students (not attending a scheduled class) & visitors are also asked to complete TML/TFL Visitor (H&S). Register at reception.
  • No social distancing restrictions in place.
  • All classes and events to run as scheduled, no attendance limits.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, awaiting COVID-19 test results, considered a close contact or identified as being at a location of interest.
  • Wash your hands regularly, cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough/sneeze.

If you have any questions regarding these protocols and processes, please get in touch with us at kiaora@techfutureslab.com 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 studentsupport@themindlab.com.

Mental Health Resources:

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