Feb 28, 2021
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.
- 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