This section has been set up to help parents and students answer any initial questions about how Covid 19 and the alert levels is affecting WC Sport. We hope that everyone is taking extra care at school and home to be safe. Please ensure you keep note of contact tracing when you go out and about.
In these uncertain times the increased instance of the Omicron variant of Covid is causing concern world wide. It is fair to say that we do not have a great deal of medical knowledge about the threat of long term covid but it is important to be aware of the of this and reduce the potential of long term effects by NOT returning to play too quickly.
“Changes to school sport come into force through the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Order from 11.59pm Saturday 12 March 2022.
All children and young people, regardless of their vaccination status, can participate in school-organised teams and groups, or as an individual representing the school in a competition or event. This applies whether on or off the school site, and to registered schools only.
School organised teams, groups and individuals are to be treated as if they are vaccinated and cannot be required to show a My Vaccine Pass. This means the capacity limits for vaccinated students are applied when sport takes place out of school hours, or off school grounds.
Supporting staff, including coaches, managers, teachers and parent volunteers continue to be required to be vaccinated. This includes student coaches both when they coach teams from their own school, and those from other schools. They will still be required to show a My Vaccine Pass if the external venue or facility requires.
Sport NZ has updated their School Sport guidance which can be found here.