As you will no doubt be aware the COVID-19 Minister made an announcement on Friday 25 February regarding school sport and vaccination requirements. At that time the Government indicated that they intended to change the Health Order to allow all students to participate in school sport regardless of their vaccination status.
Following legal advice, the College Sport Auckland’s previous Vaccination Policy was suspended on Saturday 12 March. The suspension of the policy now means:
- My Vaccine Passes will not be required for school students participating in a school representative team, on or off school sites. This includes all College Sport Auckland fixtures and events.
- Schools no longer need to check the vaccination status of students participating in a College Sport Auckland sanctioned competition.
- All other requirements of the Covid Protection Framework still apply, and in particular, gathering limits.
Please be aware that the mandate only relates to student participation.
All community members involved in sport as referees, managers or coaches will still require vaccination passes and that the college will still have a ‘no spectator’ policy to ensure gathering limits are followed,
Stephen Dooley Tane Hughes
Principal Director of Sports