Term 1 2021 is about to start, meaning PLD facilitators will be starting to travel to schools and kura across the country to begin the PLD delivery for the year.

To ensure that all facilitators, providers, schools, kura and ākonga are kept safe from COVID-19, we can provide the following information:

  • Each school and kura should have a plan for contacting all visitors/attendees should their site be connected to a confirmed case. This will include a visitor book or a QR code that all PLD facilitators should be signing or scanning in when they visit a school site. Schools will use the visitor register (and other contact tracing systems) to provide health authorities with details of potential close contacts.
  • Facilitators should also be signing in or scanning the QR codes to all places they visit, such as airports, hospitality venues, hotels, etc., during their trip.
  • Facilitators should also keep their own record so that if there are public messages about venues of concern linked with cases, they will be able to contact health authorities and seek advice on getting tested. 
  • Health authorities would work with a confirmed case to determine where they had been in the past fortnight. If they had attended school, then the school will be contacted to identify attendees on the relevant day, which could include any visiting PLD facilitator.
  • PLD providers may want to check with the school or kura in advance about their contact tracing processes, to ensure there is an appropriate system in place.  
  • Mask use is mandatory on flights so all PLD facilitators travelling by plane will be required to wear a mask.
  • Follow all health advice set out by the Ministry of Health at all times.  

The information that schools and kura have been provided regarding contact tracing can be found on the education.govt.nz website.  

There is also general guidance for workplaces on the COVID19.govt.nz website which may be useful for provider organisations to be following.  

Following the Ministry of Health guidelines, particularly on hygiene such as washing hands and hand sanitiser, and signing in or scanning QR codes when travelling and visiting a school site to deliver PLD will be the best way that everyone is kept safe and is traceable if needed.

Following the first national lockdown, a Distance Learning Review Tool was developed that schools and kura could use for discussions about their experiences during COVID-19. This tool may be helpful for planning sessions for 2021 and conversations with the regional office and PLD facilitators.

The tool was developed through the combined efforts of teams in the Ministry’s National Office, PLD providers and facilitators and a Sector Reference Group made up of both English and Māori Medium principals and tumuaki.

Click the link to download the Distance Learning Review Tool [DOCX, 85 KB].

If you have any questions, email PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz.

Term 1 2021 is about to start, meaning PLD facilitators will be starting to travel to schools and kura across the country to begin the PLD delivery for the year.

To ensure that all facilitators, providers, schools, kura and ākonga are kept safe from COVID-19, we can provide the following information:

  • Each school and kura should have a plan for contacting all visitors/attendees should their site be connected to a confirmed case. This will include a visitor book or a QR code that all PLD facilitators should be signing or scanning in when they visit a school site. Schools will use the visitor register (and other contact tracing systems) to provide health authorities with details of potential close contacts.
  • Facilitators should also be signing in or scanning the QR codes to all places they visit, such as airports, hospitality venues, hotels, etc., during their trip.
  • Facilitators should also keep their own record so that if there are public messages about venues of concern linked with cases, they will be able to contact health authorities and seek advice on getting tested. 
  • Health authorities would work with a confirmed case to determine where they had been in the past fortnight. If they had attended school, then the school will be contacted to identify attendees on the relevant day, which could include any visiting PLD facilitator.
  • PLD providers may want to check with the school or kura in advance about their contact tracing processes, to ensure there is an appropriate system in place.  
  • Mask use is mandatory on flights so all PLD facilitators travelling by plane will be required to wear a mask.
  • Follow all health advice set out by the Ministry of Health at all times.  

The information that schools and kura have been provided regarding contact tracing can be found on the education.govt.nz website.  

There is also general guidance for workplaces on the COVID19.govt.nz website which may be useful for provider organisations to be following.  

Following the Ministry of Health guidelines, particularly on hygiene such as washing hands and hand sanitiser, and signing in or scanning QR codes when travelling and visiting a school site to deliver PLD will be the best way that everyone is kept safe and is traceable if needed.

Following the first national lockdown, a Distance Learning Review Tool was developed that schools and kura could use for discussions about their experiences during COVID-19. This tool may be helpful for planning sessions for 2021 and conversations with the regional office and PLD facilitators.

The tool was developed through the combined efforts of teams in the Ministry’s National Office, PLD providers and facilitators and a Sector Reference Group made up of both English and Māori Medium principals and tumuaki.

Click the link to download the Distance Learning Review Tool [DOCX, 85 KB].

If you have any questions, email PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz.