Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector.

Alert Levels

Alert level updates on the Government COVID-19 website(external link)

Schools, services and tertiary providers, as well as parents and whānau can find more detailed information below.

For parents and whānau

COVID-19 information for parents and whānau(external link)

Kia Manawaroa: the Ministry's pānui for whānau Māori(external link)

Info Hub for Pasifika parents during lockdown(external link)

Guidance: all in one place

We have summarised the existing health and safety requirements for each Alert Level into the relevant documents below:

COVID-19 guidance for early learning services and kōhanga reo at Alert Level 3 [PDF, 339 KB]

Health and safety guidance for schools and kura: Alert Levels 1–4

As new information comes to hand, the information in this summary guidance might change. If this occurs, we will quickly advise you, update the summary guide for levels 14 and disseminate it.

Our regional teams continue to be available to support you if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact our regional teams 

Contact tracing in schools, kura and early learning centres

Under the COVID-19 Public Health Order, all schools, kura and early learning services are now required to display a QR code poster for the NZ COVID Tracer App in a prominent place at or near the main entrances. 

The NZ COVID Tracer app remains the best way to enable fast and safe contact tracing.

Contract tracing in schools, kura and early learning centres

Find out more about the NZ COVID Tracer app(external link)

Distance learning

During a COVID-19 resurgence, tamariki may need to learn from home (or wherever they’re based). To support this, we have resources and guidance available on our Learning from Home website.

Learning From Home(external link)

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