Kia ora students

Following today’s COVID-19 briefing and the advice of the Ministry of Health, Auckland, as well as the rest of New Zealand, will remain at Alert Level 1. People are now being allowed to return to Auckland CBD.

This means our SAE Auckland campus is able to reopen: 

  • Our Studios and Labs will reopen at 8am, Sunday 15 Nov

  • The main SAE reception and office will reopen as usual from Monday 16 Nov.

We are taking an additional day to open our studios and labs to allow sufficient cleaning across the campus tomorrow as a safety precaution.

As we reopen, our ongoing vigilance is important. Please continue to take action to help keep yourself and others safe. This includes:

  • scanning in daily through the COVID tracing app or manual entry

  • maintain good hand hygiene

  • cough/sneeze into your elbow

  • from next Monday, mask-wearing on public transport will become mandatory. You are also encouraged to wear masks when in close proximity to others, such as within our studios

  • stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention, including a COVID test, if needed.

Please continue to check your course Slack channel for further information, including new dates that may be applied for assessments or end-of-year events.

I’m aware today and tomorrow’s closure is disruptive – particularly given how close we are to the end of the year! Hang in there folks, I’m sure we can wrap up your final classes and assessments soon.

As always, you are very welcome to contact me directly should you have any queries or concerns.

Ngā mihi nui,


Campus Director