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Published on September 13, 2022
The Government has decided to remove the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) as of 11.59pm on Monday 12 September 2022. All mask wearing requirements have been removed, except in healthcare and aged care facilities.
Horowhenua District Council's Chief Executive, Monique Davidson says, "We're following the Government's advice. From Tuesday 13 September, face masks are no longer a requirement for Council staff, contractors, consultants and our community entering our facilities. However, some people may choose to continue wearing masks, and I ask that you respect their decision to do so."
Another change is only COVID-19-positive individuals are required to isolate for seven days. Household contacts no longer need to isolate but are asked to undertake a daily RAT test before going about their everyday lives. "This means that any household contact will need to test before entering Council facilities," says Davidson.
Council facilities include:
More details will be made available over the coming days.
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