Transition from Covid-19 Level 3 to Level 2

It has certainly been an unusual couple of months responding to the Covid-19 virus. Well done making it this far.

Some of you may be feeling anxious about getting back into our training program, you may have known someone who has been sick or are managing the impacts through your employment. If there is anything we can do as a community please reach out to someone in YSAR. If students have been struggling to keep up with online learning and are feeling overwhelmed with the workload, reach out. If you know of anyone in YSAR who needs some help let us know [email protected]  We have updated the YSAR Covid-19 Management Plan and have sent it out on Facebook (see below). Please note that Otumoetai College Pavilion classrooms and Adventure Works are unavailable to us for the next 2 weeks while we are in Level 2. We will update you when they become available. NB Tauranga and Auckland YSAR be delivered online until we have the .

Neil, Dingo and Steve will get together this week to discuss the program and we’ll send you out some more information as soon as we know where we stand relating to the gaps and learning. This week instructors will focus on finding where the gaps are; ie disproportionate learning in your cohort, and where the gaps are in the programme through reviewing the YSAR training calendar against what has been covered online through Canvas.

Once we have a clear idea where the gaps are we can plan to close them. The calendar will be updated ASAP. 

Thank you all so much for your patience through this time. Lastly, please be vigilant on the social distancing at YSAR activities, as we haven’t eliminated this virus in NZ just suppressed it. There are no vaccines or cures as yet and there is a chance, if we don’t get this phase right we may be back in Level 3 or 4. The only defence we have at present is hygiene and social distancing.

These are the most important things that you can remember and do:

  • COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
  • Keep your distance from other people in public.
  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.
  • If you’re feeling depressed, connect with someone here or