The NZACA has put together a one-page document to assist its members with understanding the guidance around visits to rest homes at Orange and Red under the traffic light system.

NZACA Guidance to rest homes for visits at Orange and Red on the COVID-19 Protection Framework | View here.

The above is inline with the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidance for aged residential care for operating under the COVID-19 Response Framework, available to view here.

When following the MOH guidance, the NZACA recommends members use the column that corresponds to the current traffic light settings in your region (i.e. Orange/Moderate or Red/Severe). It is the view of the NZACA and Nursing Leadership Group that no regions should currently be operating under “Green/Mild Impact”.


Updated 13 December 2021, 1.00pm.