On Wednesday 23 March 2022 Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced changes to the COVID-19 settings and Protection Framework, which will affect all schools. The changes are being phased in and include:
- removing the limits for outdoor gatherings – Friday 25 March 11.59pm
- raising the limit for indoor gatherings to 200 – Friday 25 March 11.59pm
- removing of the requirements around vaccinations, vaccination passes and contact tracing – Monday 4 April, 11.59am.
New Zealand remains at Red. However, the Cabinet will review the framework colour level on Monday 4 April.
What about mask wearing?
There are no changes to the rules for mask wearing, which must continue to be enforced as required under the existing red and orange light settings.