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Covid-19 Alert Levels:   Auckland – Level 3.2 / Parts of Waikato – Level 3.2 / Upper Northland – Level 3 / Rest of NZ – Level 2

All members should continue to read the communications from the ADONZ and ODOB.  The ODOB sends regular communications with updates.  Please read these to stay up to date.

For the most up to date and helpful advice, please see the following websites:

During Alert Level 4, other than the delivery of ’emergency and acute’ eye care, optometry practices must close their doors and remain closed until the lock down is lifted.

All health practitioners who come under the HPCA Act must be vaccinated in order to practice.  This Order legally came into effect at 11:59pm on 25 October 2021, and requires every Optometrist and Dispensing Optician and their staff to:

  • receive their first vaccine dose by 15 November 2021
  • be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.

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