Auckland remains at Alert Level 4, and the rest of New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2. The Auckland region can find advice on Alert Level 4 guidance on the PLD website news section as published on Wednesday 18 August 2021 and 20 August 2021.

In the past under Alert Level 2, in-person PLD delivery has been permitted. However, given the nature of the Delta variant, we want to encourage all providers, facilitators, and schools and kura to take extra precautions around in-person PLD delivery. 

 

What Alert Level 2 means for regionally-allocated PLD:

  • The Ministry of Education offices are open and operating under Alert Level 2. However, most Ministry staff will still be working from home during the Alert Level 2 period. 
  • In-person visits to a school or kura to deliver PLD can occur at the discretion of the school or kura and/or the PLD Provider organisation.
  • Regional travel is permitted, but each PLD Provider may have their own travel policy under Alert Level 2 and some may not permit travel. We encourage schools and kura to discuss with their facilitator about the best option. We encourage distance PLD wherever possible to minimise travel and in-person interactions.
  • PLD sessions should continue as planned through a virtual platform or video conferencing software if in-person is not the favoured option.
  • PLD delivery should not be indefinitely postponed because of a lockdown. 
  • Any in-person PLD session means the following advice must be followed:
    • The facilitator’s visit must be recorded by themselves and/or the school or kura for contact tracing purposes either through a tracer app or a paper register.
    • Wearing a face covering is mandatory when travelling, so facilitators must wear masks when on flights, taxis or ride-share apps, and inside any public indoor space or venue like an airport. Wearing a face covering is not mandatory when on a school or kura site but it remains an option for individuals whether to wear one or not. Whatever decisions are made, it is their own to make and needs to be respected.  Guidance around face coverings has been published in the 7 September Bulletin.
    • Good hygiene practices are upheld like handwashing and using hand sanitiser, and limiting physical contact through social distancing.

Follow all Government advice around hygiene, contact tracing, travel, mask use and social distancing:

Please contact the National Office PLD team if you have any questions or need advice:

Auckland remains at Alert Level 4, and the rest of New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2. The Auckland region can find advice on Alert Level 4 guidance on the PLD website news section as published on Wednesday 18 August 2021 and 20 August 2021.

In the past under Alert Level 2, in-person PLD delivery has been permitted. However, given the nature of the Delta variant, we want to encourage all providers, facilitators, and schools and kura to take extra precautions around in-person PLD delivery. 

 

What Alert Level 2 means for regionally-allocated PLD:

  • The Ministry of Education offices are open and operating under Alert Level 2. However, most Ministry staff will still be working from home during the Alert Level 2 period. 
  • In-person visits to a school or kura to deliver PLD can occur at the discretion of the school or kura and/or the PLD Provider organisation.
  • Regional travel is permitted, but each PLD Provider may have their own travel policy under Alert Level 2 and some may not permit travel. We encourage schools and kura to discuss with their facilitator about the best option. We encourage distance PLD wherever possible to minimise travel and in-person interactions.
  • PLD sessions should continue as planned through a virtual platform or video conferencing software if in-person is not the favoured option.
  • PLD delivery should not be indefinitely postponed because of a lockdown. 
  • Any in-person PLD session means the following advice must be followed:
    • The facilitator’s visit must be recorded by themselves and/or the school or kura for contact tracing purposes either through a tracer app or a paper register.
    • Wearing a face covering is mandatory when travelling, so facilitators must wear masks when on flights, taxis or ride-share apps, and inside any public indoor space or venue like an airport. Wearing a face covering is not mandatory when on a school or kura site but it remains an option for individuals whether to wear one or not. Whatever decisions are made, it is their own to make and needs to be respected.  Guidance around face coverings has been published in the 7 September Bulletin.
    • Good hygiene practices are upheld like handwashing and using hand sanitiser, and limiting physical contact through social distancing.

Follow all Government advice around hygiene, contact tracing, travel, mask use and social distancing:

Please contact the National Office PLD team if you have any questions or need advice: