10 December 2021

Kia ora koutou,  
 
It’s been almost a week since New Zealand moved into the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF). Thank you to everyone out there in the sector involved in understanding and implementing the framework to allow sport and recreation to return and restart. 

COVID-19 Protection Framework drop-in sessions 
Sport NZ will be continuing to host weekly drop-in sessions in December from 10am-11am on Wednesday mornings. Please click the invite link below to join these sessions. Remember to review the information available on the Sport NZ website first, including the FAQ’s which cover the common questions being raised. 

Guidance documents now available 
There are a number of guidance documents for play, active recreation and sport organisations available on Sport NZ’s website. This includes full guidance for each traffic light setting, and specific guidance on My Vaccine Pass, and guidance for events under the new framework. 

Don’t forget to check the FAQ document which is updated regularly. 

Templates for download 
Sport NZ has created some social media tiles which help to explain play, active recreation and sport settings in the traffic light framework. If you wish to use these in your channels, you can click to download here

Sport NZ Vaccination Policy 
Maintaining the wellbeing of all people and communities continues to be Sport NZ’s top priority. As such, from Monday 13 December, we will require those visiting our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision was made following consideration of public health advice, a workplace risk assessment and the duty of care we have for our staff, visitors, whanau and the community.  

This approach extends to Sport NZ staff and contractors working in our premises and any events we host such as Hui, forums and conferences. We recognise vaccination as the best way for us to provide a safe and supportive work environment for our people and those we work closely with. 

Our Vaccination Policy will be available on the Sport NZ website under the COVID-19 resources page.

Details and information on policy and a vaccination decision making guide can be found in the Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation toolkit. You can access this online here

As always, you can send questions to Covid19response@sportnz.org.nz or reach out to your Partnership Manager for help and support. 

I hope you get a chance to gather with your colleagues, enjoy some Christmas cheer and reflect on the great work the sector has done to get the country back moving again. 
 
Ngā mihi,   
Raelene Castle  

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