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COVID vaccinations: What businesses need to know

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Wednesday 6 Oct 2021

The Ministry of Health provides regular updates as they roll out free COVID-19 vaccinations across New Zealand on their official website and social media platforms. You can keep up to date with them here.

Below is a round-up of the latest vaccination information. All of it has been sourced directly from the Ministry of Health website. Follow each link for more in-depth information.

Business and Workplace checklist

Follow this checklist so your workplace can Make Summer Unstoppable.

Summer is eight weeks away. Let your staff know they need to book a first vaccine appointment in the next two weeks to ensure they have had both doses before summer starts.

Digital vaccination record: ‘My COVID Record’ website

From the end of November, everyone in New Zealand will be able to access a scannable QR code as proof of vaccination and COVID-19 test results. From next week, you’ll be able to view your vaccination records using the My COVID Record website. There will be separate codes for domestic and international verification of vaccination records and COVID-19 test results. The Ministry of Health will be working with the events and hospitality industry to determine when proof of vaccinations might be required for entry to events and venues and to ensure the technology is fit for purpose.

Until the end of November, if you need official proof of vaccination, you’ll need to request your vaccination records from the Ministry of Health and use the test results you receive directly from the DHB. More information is available here.

A targeted approach to COVID-19 testing in Auckland - Construction, Retail, Hospitality

As part of the Ministry’s targeted approach to COVID-19 testing in Auckland, businesses permitted to operate under Alert Level 3 are asked to take part in surveillance testing of their workforce. The sectors of particular interest are construction, hospitality and retail.

The Ministry is asking workers of permitted businesses in these sectors who are operating under Alert Level 3  to get two tests at least five days apart over the next two weeks, whether they have symptoms or not. Further information can be found here.