* COVID-19: Latest information

*Updated Wednesday 13 April 2022*

New Zealand is in Phase 3 of the Omicron Response

  • At 11:59 pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022, all of New Zealand moves to the Orange setting in our traffic light system

    • The Traffic light map shows which setting applies in your region - and explains what settings mean


Phase 3 involves self-management of COVID-19, including more use of rapid antigen tests (RATs). Watch this RAT instruction video to learn how to correctly use these test kits.

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We've got you covered. Whenever New Zealand changes Alert Levels, we pull together updates for our apprentices and the companies who host them for their on-job training.

The Masterlink Operations Team sends emails and texts with the latest information, while our Regional Managers reach out on the phone or online, maintaining regular check-ins and offering support.

If our apprentices are required to stay home in lockdown, we make sure they are doing OK and using their time productively to complete any outstanding assessments or unit standards. 

Masterlink Training also provides additional online learning free of charge that apprentices can complete at their own pace.

Supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of our apprentices and their hosts is at the centre of everything Masterlink does.

Check out our Wellbeing Guy, Kereama Carmody's tips for surviving lockdown, and Masterlink + Master Plumbers Wellbeing on Tap programme.

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Useful websites

covid19.govt.nz - Unite against COVID-19: official New Zealand government website for all the latest information

- Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccination here

- Book your vaccine here

moh.govt.nz - COVID-19 locations of interest from the Ministry of Health

skills.org.nz - COVID-19 What you need to know about Trades training (last updated Nov 2021)

building.govt.nz  COVID-19 construction sector essential services information

chansnz.org/covid19 COVID-19 and working in the Traffic Light System + Construction Operations Standards and protocols

business.govt.nz - COVID-19 information for businesses

msd.govt.nz - COVID-19 wage subsidy and other support information

ird.govt.nz - COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment information

nzcic.co.nzWeekly COVID-19 updates from the Construction Industry Council (Greg Wallace CEO of Master Plumbers + Masterlink represents our trade on the Council)

masterplumbers.org.nz - COVID-19 resources for plumbing, gasfitting + drainlaying business members


 Contact Masterlink here

NZ Lockdown August 2021 - Kereama checks in