Notification on the Mandatory Order change

Clarification on how to apply the new Mandatory Vaccination Order (from the MoH)… Our workforces Health and Disability sector If you have been vaccinated with your primary course on or before the 26 August 2021, you will need to have received a booster vaccine by 25 February 2022. For people vaccinated from 27 August 2021 …

Changes to the Mandatory Vaccination Order deadline

The Mandatory Vaccination Order requires those care and support workers in client-facing roles to have received their booster shots by today or risk being stood down or terminated. The government has changed the timetable, extending the deadline for this requirement by ten days to 11.59pm 24 February.  The change was agreed over the weekend.  We …

IIDL Invitation to Providers

NZDSN has a long and proud history of sharing a relationship with the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL).  IIDL brings us opportunities to network with disability support providers in different countries over a range of common leadership issues.  In this time of huge challenge and change, the opportunity to learn from others and share …

NZDSN National Office is Closed

The NZDSN National Office is closed from midday 23rd December, re-opening on Monday 10th January 2022. We will be monitoring incoming e-mails for anything urgent.  You can also call me on 027 534 6472, or text. Meanwhile, have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.  Stay well!  See you in 2022! …

NZDSN Newsletter 15 December 2021

Inside this issue A message from our CEO What’s happening in our sector Regional news Auckland regional network Member profile Upcoming events Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A Message from our CEO What next and what happens if your support worker is stood down?  Peter looks at this and the new Ministry for Disabled …

Temporary Exemptions

Last night the Ministry of Health wrote to around 55,000 people providing them a temporary exemption.  They are people who have tried, but cannot get a vaccine pass.  Some reasons are, their Overseas records are not yet loaded, their doses are not loaded, or their NHI names is not matching their identity document.  The media …

Disability community residential care services: Red

The MOH website has now been updated to reflect service provision under the new Traffic Light System. The three links below are Residential Services Under Red – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-residential-care-providers/disability-community-residential-care-services-red Non-Residential Services Under Red, Orange or Green – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-non-residential-care-providers Residential Services All Traffic Lights – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/covid-19-aged-care-and-disability-providers/disability-community-residential-care-providers …