Jan 5, 2021
Controls at the borders are enforced for those entering New Zealand. This includes health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed isolation or quarantine. Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand are required to have a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, with effect from 11.59pm on 15 January 2021. And starting on 18 January, all travellers arriving into New Zealand – excluding Australia, Antarctica, and some Pacific nations – are required to have day 0/1 tests and stay in their rooms in managed isolation until the result is known
Face coverings legally must be worn: on all public transport to, from and through Auckland — including on long-distance bus and train journeys, as well as Auckland ferries; on domestic flights throughout New Zealand, and by Auckland taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to. To check what rules apply and who is exempt, see Masks and face coverings. For the rest of New Zealand, while it is not mandatory to wear a mask on public transport during Alert Level 1, it is encouraged.
Anyone with cold or flu symptoms anywhere should get a test.
There are 6 new cases today and 85 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand (none in hospital), with a total of 1,906 confirmed cases since Covid-19 appeared and 25 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. If unwell, stay at home and get a test. You must then remain at home until the results of your test.
- 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 for transport services into, around and out of Auckland, and on passenger flights throughout New Zealand.
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