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Covid-19 Daily Updates

Feb 28, 2021

Updated 14 April 2021 – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT  

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.

A temporary suspension of arrivals from India will take effect at 4 pm on 11 April 2021 until 28 April 2021.
Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand will begin on 19 April 2021.

We advise members to continue to be vigilant. You / your pupils should stay at home if you are sick – the risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

All members need to be ready to move to a different alert level at short notice and to reactivate online teaching where required. 

Anyone with cold or flu symptoms anywhere should get a test, and should STAY AT HOME until a negative test result is received. 

Please see the full Covid-19 update at https://covid19.govt.nz/ for latest information and details. 

There are 2 new cases today, all in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community. There are 99 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, with 1 person in hospital, with a total of 2,233 confirmed cases since Covid-19 appeared. There have been 26 deaths. 

We urge members to continue to be vigilant, sign into places using the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a manual record, and maintain good hygiene practices. 

VERY IMPORTANT – MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AT ALL LEVELS
  • All businesses and services (including music teachers with their own studios or those teaching pupils in their own homes) must display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code for their business at all entry points. It must be in either a prominent place or near main entrances. Get your QR poster here. You will also need to have a manual sign in register for those people without smart phones or those who choose not to use the tracer app. This is a mandatory requirement under all alert levels.
  • The use of masks or face coverings is mandatory on public transport (including trains, buses and most ferries) and on domestic flights throughout New Zealand at all alert levels.
  • Taxi and share ride drivers throughout New Zealand are legally required to wear face coverings at all levels (passengers are strongly encouraged also to wear face coverings)

 A reminder of the alert levels and what they mean can be found here. 

 If you have not already done so, it is recommended that you download the Covid tracer application, and enable bluetooth tracing, from this site. If your phone does not have this capability or you prefer not to use this then you must record your movements and who you come into contact with in detail in a diary. If you operate a business or service, you MUST get and display your QR code poster (see above).
 
 
Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe. 

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