COVID-19 Update re SAE Auckland Degree Graduation: 25 January 2021

Kia ora koutou

This evening marks a momentous occasion for SAE Auckland – our annual Degree Graduation ceremony. Given Auckland is currently under COVID-19 Alert Level 1, this event is continuing as planned.

However, as you’ll be aware, the Ministry of Health is currently investigating a positive COVID-19 case with a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland. The person in question visited a number of places in the Northland region on departing managed isolation and went to around 30 locations. These 30 locations are listed in the Ministry of Health webpage

The Ministry of Health has advised that anyone who attended one of the locations listed during the relevant timeframes should immediately isolate and call Healthline about when and where to get a test. If you have any symptoms, get a test promptly. Close contacts of the positive case have been contacted directly.

If you have visited one of these 30 locations, you must not attend our SAE Auckland Graduation Ceremony.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and seek medical advice. 

For those attending graduation – please exercise vigilance and care. Ensure you scan into the venue upon arrival and practice good hand hygiene. You are welcome to wear a mask during the event. Social distancing is encouraged, but not mandatory. 

If, on the off-chance circumstances change between now and 6pm, we will urgently contact graduates via text, email and slack.

Please pass this message onto your family and loved ones attending the ceremony. If you, or any of your guests have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly on (027) 669 3119.

We appreciate these are challenging times, however we know that our Graduation Ceremony will be an exciting and enjoyable evening. We are looking forward to celebrating the success of our graduates with their whānau and friends at Q Theatre tonight.

Ngā mihi nui,

Dr Suzette Major

Campus Director, SAE Auckland