Coronavirus Updates

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an important announcement today:

New Zealand is now at COVID Alert Level 1

Great Job New Zealand! By staying at home, our team of 5 million people have all helped to stop the spread of COVID-19.

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.

What Level 1 means for New Zealand:

  • At Alert Level 1, “everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want”.

But we must follow The Ten Golden Rules for Alert Level 1:

  1. “If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.”

What Level 1 means for CCEL staff and students:

  • We continue to be cautious – we must follow The Ten Golden Rules.
  • We can all study together on just two timetables (9.00-1.30, 5.00-9.30).
  • Our face-to-face activity programmes and out-of-class excursions have restarted.
  • We continue to offer some of our programmes online to students who cannot travel to New Zealand.

Where to find more information:



CCEL Management Team