COVID-19 – Carey @ Level 1

UPDATE – 12th March 2021

Auckland will be moving back down to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 at midday Friday 12 March (today).

The Carey campus, library, community events and classes will all be able to continue as “normal” next week.

Please refer to the published timetable for class times.

Refer to your CareyOnline courses for specific course information.


UPDATE – 5th March 2021

Kia ora koutou

Further to the Government announcement this afternoon, Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 2 as of 6am, Sunday 7 March.

Teaching and Formation

We can confirm that the campus (including the Library) will be open for onsite classes and formation activities from Monday 8 March.

Community lunches

Students in Auckland are welcome to join us for community lunches at 12.45pm on Monday and 12pm on Tuesday.


All students are warmly invited to join us online for Chapel at 11.15am on Tuesday. We will connect over Zoom (details will be sent out) and will be led in prayer and reflection by Dr Sandy Kerr and Dr Christa McKirland.

Important Alert Level 2 requirements

Please scan the app upon entry to Carey and sign in on the iPads (Reception and the Library) as per the Alert Level 2 protocols for tertiary institutions. Keep a one metre distance from others where possible and observe all hygiene requirements. If you feel unwell please stay at home. If you have any Covid symptoms you should contact Healthline about getting tested.

Grace and Peace

Chris Berry

Executive Director


UPDATE – 28th February 2021

Kia ora koutou

As you will be aware, Auckland has moved to Alert Level 3 for at least 7 days. This means that the Carey campus itself is closed and all classes will move to Zoom. Further details will be sent out later today with Zoom links posted on CareyOnline. Classes will be recorded so if attendance is difficult due to your home situation, know that you can watch them at an alternative times as needed. If you are having challenges with your course, access to CareyOnline, or anything else to do with your Carey study, please contact us. We are here to support you.

Just a reminder that important announcements relating to Alert Level shifts are emailed to students and put up on the Carey website. It is very important that you check your email regularly for information relating to your specific course/programme. We also regularly update the Carey Baptist College Facebook group so make sure you join.

We normally have Chapel together on a Tuesday at 11.15am followed by lunch. The theme for Chapel this year is feasting. This week our ‘table’ for gathering will be Zoom and our feast might well be a home-made cheese sandwich and coffee. But let us remember in all things to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).

Ngā mihi nui,

Chris Berry

Executive Director


For information on the 10 Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 3, visit website

Information about the four level alert system is here.

For more information on tertiary students and providers, visit the Ministry of Education’s website