COVID-19 – what schools need to know

Auckland and parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3


Auckland remains at Step 1 of Alert Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 1 November.


Parts of Waikato remain at Alert Level 3. This will be reviewed on Friday 22 October.

The rest of New Zealand

Northland and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.


Govt announces COVID-19 Protection Framework

Super Saturday ensures 130,002 vaccinations

Mandatory vaccination for education sector

Government to pilot antigen testing with private sector

COVID-19 Alert Level update: 3-Step approach for Auckland

Holding prizegiving and other events online: Updated guidance and considerations

Student or staff members returning to school from an Alert Level 4 or 3 area

Amended Direction under the Education and Training Act 2020

Gatherings in Alert Level 2

Further NCEA support confirmed for Auckland students

Face coverings now mandatory for secondary education students in Alert Level 3

Auckland: Free distance learning support for Years 9 to 15 (available to independent schools listed in the Te Kura Enrolment and Dual Tuition Policy)

Auckland schools at Alert Level 3

COVID-19: Financial support for businesses

Get health and wellbeing support


  • Free health advice and information, anytime – 0800 611 116

Need to talk?

  • To connect with a professional counsellor free call or text 1737


Ministry of Education Bulletins


ISNZ logo 2018 002 no strapline v2


Ministry of Education COVID-19 information

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

Other relevant links:

Guidance – all in one place