The Prime Minister’s announced today:
This means that oral health services in these areas are to be delivered within the alert level 3 guidelines.
The rest of Aotearoa New Zealand remains under alert level 2.
Cabinet today approved mandatory vaccination for high-risk workers in the health and disability sector. This includes all health workers that work with vulnerable patients, except those exempted for health reasons.
All oral health practitioners and patient facing support staff must be vaccinated, the timeframes for mandatory vaccination are:
We know this remains a difficult time for communities, which include oral health practitioners, their staff and whānau. We encourage any unvaccinated oral health practitioners and practice staff to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Kia noho haumaru, stay safe.
Andrew Gray (Chair) & Marie Warner (CE)