As announced by the Minister for COVID-19 Response at 1pm today, Wednesday 23 June 2021, the Wellington region will move into Alert Level 2 at 6:00pm Wednesday 23 June 2021 and continue until 11:59pm Sunday 27 June 2021 (pending a cabinet review).

The Wellington region in Alert Level 2 includes Wellington City, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, the Wairarapa, and the Kāpiti Coast to north of Ōtaki.

What this means for regionally-allocated PLD:

  1. The Ministry of Education National Office is open and operating under Alert Level 2. However, some of the PLD team will be working from home during the Alert Level 2 period.
  2. All meetings scheduled with a member of the National Office PLD team will be held as planned, but in-person meetings may now be held via Zoom – we will advise of this prior to the meeting
  3. Schools and kura remain open under Alert Level 2. PLD visits to a school in the Wellington region can occur at the discretion of the school or kura or the PLD Provider organisation. PLD can be delivered online where possible.
    • Schools and kura outside the Wellington region should continue their PLD as planned.
    • Schools and kura within the Wellington region should continue as planned and transition to virtual sessions (Zoom etc.) as necessary. The school, kura, Kāhui Ako or cluster should discuss and arrange this with their PLD facilitator and/or their PLD Provider. 
    • If a PLD session is cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice, the school should discuss rescheduling the session to a later date virtually or face-to-face with their PLD facilitator or their PLD provider.
    • Ordinarily, if there is a cancellation with less than 48 hours’ notice, the provider is entitled to claim the hours as delivered and invoice for payment. However, if the cancellation is due to an Alert Level change, the school should discuss with their provider first if the hours can be rescheduled, or can contact the National Office PLD team at PLD.enquiries@education.govt.nz for support.
    • The National Office PLD team are not intending to reissue or amend existing Statements of Work for schools or kura to work with different providers or facilitators for distance support
    • There is no additional COVID PLD support available. Schools and kura should consider using the Distance Learning Review Tool to identify their needs for distance support, which can be found on the PLD website. They should also browse the Learning from Home and Kauwhata Reo websites to see if any resources or supports available there that might suit them with their immediate needs.
  4. Follow all Government advice around hygiene, contact tracing, travel, mask use and social distancing:

Please contact the PLD team if you have any questions or need advice. Please understand that it is the end of the Ministry's Financial Year and the team is extremely busy with enquiries at this time so will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

We will continue to be in touch if any further developments occur.

 

As announced by the Minister for COVID-19 Response at 1pm today, Wednesday 23 June 2021, the Wellington region will move into Alert Level 2 at 6:00pm Wednesday 23 June 2021 and continue until 11:59pm Sunday 27 June 2021 (pending a cabinet review).

The Wellington region in Alert Level 2 includes Wellington City, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, the Wairarapa, and the Kāpiti Coast to north of Ōtaki.

What this means for regionally-allocated PLD:

  1. The Ministry of Education National Office is open and operating under Alert Level 2. However, some of the PLD team will be working from home during the Alert Level 2 period.
  2. All meetings scheduled with a member of the National Office PLD team will be held as planned, but in-person meetings may now be held via Zoom – we will advise of this prior to the meeting
  3. Schools and kura remain open under Alert Level 2. PLD visits to a school in the Wellington region can occur at the discretion of the school or kura or the PLD Provider organisation. PLD can be delivered online where possible.
    • Schools and kura outside the Wellington region should continue their PLD as planned.
    • Schools and kura within the Wellington region should continue as planned and transition to virtual sessions (Zoom etc.) as necessary. The school, kura, Kāhui Ako or cluster should discuss and arrange this with their PLD facilitator and/or their PLD Provider. 
    • If a PLD session is cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice, the school should discuss rescheduling the session to a later date virtually or face-to-face with their PLD facilitator or their PLD provider.
    • Ordinarily, if there is a cancellation with less than 48 hours’ notice, the provider is entitled to claim the hours as delivered and invoice for payment. However, if the cancellation is due to an Alert Level change, the school should discuss with their provider first if the hours can be rescheduled, or can contact the National Office PLD team at PLD.enquiries@education.govt.nz for support.
    • The National Office PLD team are not intending to reissue or amend existing Statements of Work for schools or kura to work with different providers or facilitators for distance support
    • There is no additional COVID PLD support available. Schools and kura should consider using the Distance Learning Review Tool to identify their needs for distance support, which can be found on the PLD website. They should also browse the Learning from Home and Kauwhata Reo websites to see if any resources or supports available there that might suit them with their immediate needs.
  4. Follow all Government advice around hygiene, contact tracing, travel, mask use and social distancing:

Please contact the PLD team if you have any questions or need advice. Please understand that it is the end of the Ministry's Financial Year and the team is extremely busy with enquiries at this time so will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

We will continue to be in touch if any further developments occur.