Vaccine Mandate

Vaccine mandates were removed for the education sector at 11:59pm on 4 April. Requirements around My Vaccine Pass and scanning using COVID-19 QR codes were also be removed. 

These are tools that were developed to fight COVID-19 and protect an unvaccinated population. New Zealand is now highly vaccinated and moving through the peak of the Omicron outbreak.

The Government’s focus now is to make life simpler and closer to normal but retain the things that we know help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These are masks, and when an outbreak is particularly severe, capacity limits indoors. 

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