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DHB COVID-19 Workforce resources and FAQs

DHB employees can find information on how DHBs will support them through COVID-19, including Frequently Asked Questions. Other COVID-19 workforce information can also be found here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

On 11 October 2021 the Government announced new COVID-19 vaccination requirements for  workers in the health and disability sector in the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

The information below will assist DHBs managers and staff to understand the requirements of the Order.

 Employee-related FAQs [211kb]DHB employee-related FAQs about the vaccination mandate for health workers. Updated 17 December 2021 

MIQ places for the health workforce 

The government announced dedicated MIQ spaces for the health workforce on 20 October 2021. More information can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

Dedicated MIQ places for critical health and disability workers

Frequently Asked Questions – Delta and Omicron Employee Guidance

  COVID-19 Protection Framework – Delta & Omicron Variants – Employee Related FAQs & Guidance [280kb]
    15 March 2022
All District Health Boards Omicron Redeployment Principles within DHBs [114kb]
    24 February 2022

Occupational Health Guidance: working in endemic COVID-19

Occupational Health Guidance for working in endemic COVID-19 [262kb]
A guide for people leaders  20 December 2021

Protective equipment and fit testing

Requirements for Respiratory Protection Programme October 2020 [212kb]25 February 2021 

Fit testing for COVID-19 Competency and Advice October 2020 [425kb]25 February 2021

Student placements

Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Protection Framework - student placements policy [168kb]           16 February 2022
Guidelines for Pre-Registration Health Discipline Student Placements in All DHBs COVID 19 [331kb]                                                                                                                                                           26 January 2022

DHB employee travel FAQs

DHB Employee Travel Travel FAQs [230kb]
  15 March 2022

DHB employee-related travel FAQs

For more information, visit

Ministry of Health - COVID-19

All of Government COVID-19 website


Last updated: 15/3/22