Jul 23, 2021
All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.
Quarantine-free travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is suspended from 11.59pm Friday 23 July 2021 for at least the next 8 weeks because of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Australia.
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.
Everyone in New Zealand should be using the NZ COVID Tracer app even under Level 1 – if you have scanned in at a location with someone who has COVID-19 you will be sent a notification through the app which is the quickest and easiest way to protect yourself and your family.
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 20 new cases (all at the border) and a total of 80 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, with a total of 2,499 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.
- 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.
Ministry of Health Covid-19 current cases website
World Health Organisation Covid-19 website
Ministry of Health – Guidelines for cleaning for businesses and education centres
Cleaning musical instruments – ISM UK website with links to guidance
Obtain your QR Code Poster