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New Zealand is currently at the ORANGE setting.

Go to www.covid19.govt.nz for full information.

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

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

All health practitioners 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 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.
  • Receive boosters:  The Vaccinations Order mandates that a booster dose is required by six months (183 days) from the end of the primary vaccination course. If the mandated date of your booster dose for your workforce falls before the date your vaccine booster shot is due (which is six months after completion of your primary course), you are not required to get your booster until you reach the six-month threshold.

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