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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.

DHB Workforce - COVID-19 Vaccination requirements

On 11 October 2021 the Government announced new COVID-19 vaccination requirements for  workers in the health and disability sector. The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, effective from 25 October 2021, states that affected workers must

  • Have their first COVID-19 vaccination before the close of 15 November 2021
  • Have their second COVID-19 vaccination before the close of 1 January 2022.

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

 Employee-related FAQs [211kb]

Updated 17 December 2021

DHB employee-related FAQs about the vaccination mandate for health workers 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions – Traffic Lights

COVID-19 Protection Framework FAQs PDF [430kb]Employee-related FAQs about the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) 20 December 2021

Occupational Health Guidance for 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 policy: essential worker designation for students completing training placements or face-to-face training assessments [528kb]
 20 August 2021
Guidelines for Pre-Registration Health Discipline Student Placements in All DHBs COVID 19 [331kb]                                                                                                                                                          26 January 2022


Quarantine free travel

Quarantine-Free Travel FAQs [268kb]

20 December 2021

Employee-related quarantine-free travel FAQs

For more information, visit

Ministry of Health - COVID-19

All of Government COVID-19 website



Last updated: 28/1/22