COVID-19 updates for services and kaiako 


Te Rito Maioha has put in place steps to create a safe environment for students|tauira, staff|kaimahi and the tamariki we come into contact with, as well as visitors to Te Rito Maioha sites. 

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa 
We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone 

Te Rito Maioha COVID-19 vaccination policy 

As an early childhood and primary teacher training provider, the health of our students, staff, tamariki and visitors is our priority.  

Our vaccination policy is that anyone attending, studying, working at, or visiting Te Rito Maioha must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the traffic light setting that the area is operating in. 

In line with the Government mandate for the education workforce, all our staff and students will be fully vaccinated.  When attending home centres and practicums, they will respect and follow the requirements of the early learning service or school. 

These decisions were not made lightly. They based on careful risk assessment, consultation with our staff and approval by our Council , and concern for tamariki and vulnerable members of our communities. They are in line with government and Worksafe guidelines.  

We support vaccinations because they help keep everyone safer – tamariki, students, our staff and our wider community. This is backed by health experts and science. 

All visitors to Te Rito Maioha sites 

Anyone attending, studying, working at, or visiting Te Rito Maioha must take the following steps at every traffic light level: 

  • Carry your vaccine pass unless you have a valid exemption certificate or are ineligible to receive the vaccine. 
  • Wear your mask when entering or leaving our premises, or in any spaces shared with other organisations or the public, such as lifts and bathrooms. 
  • Scan in using the Government QR code. 
  • Sign in on our Health and Safety Registers located at the entrance of all our locations 
  • Practice good hygiene. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick. 

Latest official information

The Covid-19 pandemic is evolving worldwide. For the latest advice from authorities, go to:   

Cases and locations of interest

Updates on COVID-19 cases can be found on the Ministry of Health website here with locations of interest for cases listed here

Vaccination and testing requirements

There are a number of new resources to support services in navigating the Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements announcement:

The Ministry of Education have answered a number of Frequently Asked Questions on the testing vaccination requirements for early learning services here.

Normalising Masks Resource 

Our tamariki are increasingly being exposed to mask wearing in their day-to-day life.   We have been granted permission to share the attached resource with our members. It is on normalising mask wearing and developed by Nicola Woollaston.  Nicola is the Team Leader, Hospital Play Services, Starship Children’s Health and a member of ECAC alongside Kathy Wolfe. You can access this resource here.