Face coverings on school transport
From the latest information received students of all ages are encouraged to wear a face-covering on all school transport services under all alert levels.
Providing face coverings is the responsibility of individuals and caregivers. Any student who is unwell should not travel on a school or public bus.
Students aged 12 and over
Face coverings are required to be worn by students aged 12 and over while on school transport (both Ministry and regional council-operated services) under all alert levels. Students aged 12 and over are also required to wear face coverings on public transport.
Students under 12
Students aged under 12 are not required to wear face coverings on school transport. However, all students are encouraged to wear face coverings on school transport.