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MASK WEARING INDOORS IS CURRENTLY REQUIRED

Simplified Traffic Light System

As we move past the peak of Omicron, we can look toward to a more simplified traffic light system to keep us safe. We are currently at 🟠 Orange.

🟢 At Green, there will be no restrictions, but you’re encouraged to look after each other by keeping up good health behaviours such as mask wearing on public transport and regular hand washing.

🟠 At Orange, masks will be required in all the indoor places they are now. There will be no capacity limits at gatherings.

🔴 At Red - in addition to masks, there will be an indoor limit of 200 people but no limits on outdoor gatherings or events.

  • Scanning QR codes is no longer necessary. 
  • From 11.59pm 4 April, Vaccine Passes won’t be required.

If you do test positive or someone in your household does, everyone must isolate for seven days. Find out more here: https://covid19.govt.nz/traffi...

COVID-19

Information for Parents/Caregivers and Students.

New Zealand is currently at Traffic Light Orange

The decision to move to Orange has been made based on public health advice and reflects that New Zealand is showing clear signs that Omicron has peaked. As case numbers come down and our health system is more able to cope, it is appropriate to move to fewer restrictions.

Education can open at Orange, but you may have to follow public health measures.

All ākonga (students) Years 4 and up are encoraged to wear face coverings indoors and when in close contact with others.

Staff and teachers are encouraged to wear face coverings when teaching and supporting children in Years 4 and up.

This includes:

  • in classrooms and assemblies
  • when accessing public venues
  • at student health services
  • All ākonga aged 12 and up must wear face coverings on public transport and school transport.

All parents, caregivers, whānau, and other visitors are asked to wear face coverings on site.

Vaccination status

Children and parents or caregivers of a child or student cannot be prevented from going to school or early childhood services based on their vaccination status.

This includes:

  • licensed early childhood education services and registered primary and secondary schools, including private providers
  • school hostels
  • school transport services for all students
  • out of school care and recreation (OSCAR) programmes
  • secondary students who attend a tertiary organisation for their learning.

Education when self-isolating

If you are sick, waiting for your COVID-19 test results or have been asked to self-isolate you should stay home, and not go to your educational facility.

Your school, kura, or tertiary facility should provide distance learning options if you need to stay home.

Talk to your education provider if you or your child needs to learn from home.

 
Student accommodation

Student accommodation, such as boarding schools, can open.

Students are encouraged to wear face coverings in communal areas, and keep 1 metre apart from people they do not know.

Students can travel back and forth between their home and their student accommodation.

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities.

To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.

  • Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Keep your distance from people you do not know.
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.
  • Keep up healthy habits