We have received this information from the Ministry of Education
Students aged 12 and over
The exemption from wearing face coverings for students on school transport has been revoked under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Health Order.
This means that from 11.59pm Friday 22 October, everyone 12 years and older legally must wear a face covering on school transport services (both Ministry and regional council-operated) at all alert levels unless they have an exemption.
Students under 12
While we encourage all students to wear face coverings on school transport, students aged under 12 are not required to wear face coverings.