Update: 13 April 2022

Kia ora whānau,

Today at 1.00pm, Government announced that as at 11.59pm tonight, all of New Zealand/Aotearoa will move to the Orange Setting of the COVID Protection Framework.

There will be no limits on events and gatherings either indoors or outdoors. As we continue to be guided by Ministry of Education, masks will be worn at all playgroups and indoor events as these are considered close contact businesses. In Term 2, we look forward to welcoming back all our Educators/Nannies, families and tamariki for regular playgroups, music, Discovery Days, nature playgroups and other spontaneous events.


Isolation Requirements

As at 11.59 Friday 11th March 2022, the isolation guidance for positive cases of COVID and household contacts has changed. Here is the latest information available on the

When you have COVID-19

Most people with COVID-19 are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and are able to fully recover in their own home.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to isolate for at least 7 days while you recover from COVID-19. Start counting your 7 days from day 0. Day 0 is the day that your symptoms started or the day that you got tested if you do not have any symptoms.

You can isolate in your home or suitable alternative accommodation. This could be another property that you have access to, or are provided, that is more suitable for self-isolation than where you usually live. 

When you are a Household Contact

You are a Household Contact if you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Whether you are fully vaccinated or not, you will need to:

  • self-isolate from the day the person with COVID-19 tests positive or is notified as a probable case until they complete 7 days of isolation
  • get a test for COVID-19 on Day 3, and on Day 7 of the isolation period, or sooner if you develop symptoms. If you test positive, you need to follow the guidance for people who have COVID-19.

When you can leave self-isolation

If someone else in your household tests positive, you do not need to restart your isolation period. You can complete your isolation at the same time as the first person in your household who had COVID-19 if:

  • your Day 7 test was negative
  • you have no new or worsening symptoms.


Thank you to all of our Educators/Nannies and families for your ongoing support as we work together through the changing landscape of COVID.

Nga Mihi,