Thank you for your patience as we continue to review and update our forms, templates, guidance, and other information following the lifting of the COVID-19 vaccination updates. In the meantime, our Advisory and Support Centre is available to discuss any governance or employment matters on 0800 782 435, or alternatively by email  –  (for employment advice) or  (for governance advice).

Post-mandate Health and Safety webinar for school leaders available on video

With the recent removal of the COVID-19 vaccination mandates, we’ve made available a video and slide deck of our recent Health and Safety webinar for school leaders.

Co-presented with NZEI and PPTA, the webinar was attended by more than 500 leaders and provided useful advice on updating their school’s health and safety policies in-line with the new requirements. The main discussion points included:

  • what steps school boards now need to undertake due to the removal of the vaccination mandate
  • the health and safety decision-making process, including identifying risks and risk mitigation
  • possible scenarios within schools with unvaccinated workers
  • resources available to support schools and kura with this process.

We’ve also pulled together some links to further resources and key contacts to support school leaders with health and safety planning  – see below.

Employment New Zealand and WorkSafe advice
COVID-19 controls at work - employer vaccination requirements and other measures | WorkSafe
Vaccines and the workplace » Employment New Zealand

Ministry of Education 
Schools - Removal of Vaccine Mandates - Further Information and FAQs | Te  Mahau

The Ministry of Education’s Bulletin for School Leaders (5 April)

Risk Assessment Guidance                         
Schools - Risk assessment and planning – Te   Mahau

Ministry of Health                                      
COVID-19: Higher risk people 

Email:, call 0800 782 435 or visit  COVID-19 – Employment matters

NZEI TRR Principal Helpline 0508 PRINCIPAL  (0508 774 624 725)

Adele Towgood Deputy General Secretary Membership Please make sure to title your email “H & S Webinar” 

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