As you would have seen, the Government has confirmed mandatory nationwide vaccination as a means of protecting children attending early learning services, protecting each other and of course protecting our broader community.
Playcentre is required to follow the directive from the Prime Minister and cabinet, through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. They have stated that Playcentres, as licensed early learning services, are covered by the vaccination mandate and staff and volunteers will need to be vaccinated. This includes paid and volunteer staff. This mandate also includes parents or caregivers attending Playcentre playgroups and our infant programmes (for more information click here).
All of our staff and volunteers are required to have received their first COVID-19 vaccination by 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.