Notice: Aotearoa is in the Red Traffic Light Setting 

Remember to click on the WHĀNAU: Panui tab to access a copy of the latest pānui for whānau of tāngata update.

Aotearoa remains under the Red Traffic Light setting, this will be reviewed on Monday 4 April. As at 11.59pm on Friday 25 March the Covid Protection Framework is changing to help manage life with Omicron while reducing the impact of future outbreaks.

Changes to the Covid Protection Framework under the Red setting

  • There will be no limits for outdoor activities, such as events and gatherings, and food and drink businesses.
  • Limits for the number of people allowed at Indoor gatherings and events has increased to 200.
  • My Vaccine Passes must be used until 11.59pm on 4 April. If not, then previous limitations apply. Some businesses may still require people to be fully vaccinated to enter their businesses.
  • Face masks are still to be worn in most indoor settings, they can be removed when outdoors.
  • There is no mandatory requirement to scan in using the QR code posters or record entry into a venue.

What does this mean for Te Roopu Taurima?

The focus remains on safely managing Covid-19 at home or in our case, at the whare and in our offices.

  • My Vaccine Passes will still be scanned for any manuhiri entering the whare, until Monday 4 April.
  • There are no limitations on gatherings outside of the whare or in the community. The number of people allowed to gather in some indoor settings has increased; however, existing Te Roopu Taurima visitor procedures, to ring in advance and make arrangements to visit, still apply for planning purposes and in the event the whare has an outbreak and goes into isolation).
  • If a tangata or a kaimahi tests positive for Covid, isolation protocols and standard operating procedures apply for at least 7 days. Tangata who are isolating can come out of self-isolation after 7 days, if they have no symptoms.

Whānau are invited to contact the manager of the whare that their whānau member lives in for more information on the management and safety of tāngata and their whare.

Te Roopu Taurima Standard Operation Procedures and Protocols

A copy of the Operational Table of the Standard Operating Procedures is stored on this page in the DOCUMENTS: Key Documents and Information Tab

We have also developed Isolation Protocols to guide kaimahi and managers.

How can you be prepared?

The Unite Against COVID-19 website has great resources to help you and your whānau prepare and stay safe in the event you or someone in your household catches COVID-19.

You can continue to get updates on our Facebook Page (click here).