21 Feb

Latest Ministry of Health Guidance for Health Practitioners – omicron

The Ministry has provided the following guidance for critical health services, please click on the following link: https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/guidance-critical-health-services-during-omicron-outbreak#critical-worker

Youth health (which includes School Based Health Services) is included in the list of critical health services, under Community care services (eg, Well Child Tamariki Ora, B4SC, SUDI, Ear and Vision Screening, Family Planning and Youth Services). You can find this list in the document provided on the webpage under the section headed “Definition of Critical workers…..”

Further information about critical workers and critical health services in the context of the Omicron response, including a full list of critical health services are in the documents below: