NZLC Vaccination Policy

NZLC Vaccination Policy

As a result of development of a risk assessment framework the directors of NZLC, in conjunction with the NZLC key management team, have taken the decision to implement the NZLC Vaccination Policy.

The NZLC Vaccination Policy will apply at all settings under the government Covid-19 Vaccine Protection Framework ( VPF ) i.e. whether we are at the Red, Orange or Green traffic light.

This means that as of 16 December 2021 all students, staff, visitors, contractors and service providers will need to have a valid My Vaccine Pass as a condition of being able to take part in face-to-face NZLC managed learning activities or to enter our school sites in Auckland and Wellington.

My Vaccine Pass is an official record of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status, providing access to places within New Zealand that require proof of vaccination.

My Vaccine Pass includes details such as name, date of birth and a QR code. This pass can be saved on a digital device, like a phone, or print a physical copy.

Information about accessing  vaccination records and requesting a My Vaccine Pass as proof of vaccination can be found at these websites:

https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/#about-my-vaccine-pass

https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/

Individual vaccination status is considered personal information for the purposes of the Privacy Act 2020. Any related information we are required to retain will always be held securely to ensure personal privacy is protected at all times, but may be disclosed as follows:

(a)           By way of a general notice confirming students at NZLC are vaccinated, without providing other details;

(b)           To third parties where disclosure is necessary for the operation of NZLC; and

(c)           Such disclosure is made consistent with the Principles of the Privacy Act 2020. 

This decision to implement a Vaccination Policy will be reviewed regularly, and will be revisited in full in June 2022, noting the rapidly changing environment and the increasing advances in the management of living with the pandemic globally.

This decision is firmly based on the health and well-being of our staff and students and is in line with decisions the Government has announced for other industry sectors. It also follows the lead of similar leading education providers around the world. We all very much want to return to a normal study experience for our students and staff, and we believe a vaccine policy such as this is the best way to keep everyone safe. However it’s important to note that the policy does not force anyone to get vaccinated. That decision remains entirely a matter of personal choice, and NZLC respects the right to choose.

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