COVID-19

Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

More information: Government COVID-19 website(external link)

Schools, services and tertiary providers, as well as parents and whānau can find more detailed information at:

He Pānui | Bulletins

For parents

COVID-19 information for parents and whānau(external link)

Ministry of Education COVID-19 information

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Guidance – all in one place

We have summarised the existing health and safety requirements for each Alert Level into the relevant documents below:

Health and safety guidance for early learning services: Alert Levels 14 [PDF, 792 KB]

Health and safety guidance for playgroups: Alert Levels 14 [PDF, 766 KB]

Health and safety guidance for schools and kura: Alert Levels 1–4

As new information comes to hand, the information in this summary guidance might change. If this occurs, we will quickly advise you, update the summary guide for levels 14 and disseminate.

Our regional teams continue to be available to support you if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact our regional teams 

Contact tracing in schools, kura and early learning centres

Under the COVID-19 Public Health Order, all schools, kura and early learning services are now required to display a QR code poster for the NZ COVID Tracer App in a prominent place at or near the main entrances. 

The NZ COVID Tracer app remains the best way to enable fast and safe contact tracing.

Contract tracing in schools, kura and early learning centres

Find out more about the NZ COVID Tracer app(external link)

Distance learning

During a COVID-19 resurgence, tamariki may need to learn from home (or wherever they’re based). To support this, we have resources and guidance available on our Learning from Home website.

Learning From Home(external link)

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