Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
New Zealand Biosecurity Academy, also trading as Workplace Training (NZBA) has mandated vaccinations during the Red and Orange levels of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, in line with NZBA’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment and the guidelines of the Covid-19 Protection Framework - effective 1 December 2021. This includes all learners, clients, visitors, team members and suppliers on our premises and those at client sites where we deliver our training, assessment or consultancy services.
We have consulted closely with our team members, learners, clients and stakeholders and will continue to work closely with them, as we understand the challenges and difficulties facing us all at this time. As leaders in Health and Safety training, we are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of workers in New Zealand and strongly support vaccinations as the most effective way out of this pandemic.
What this means for you:
Workplace Training requires anyone who enters our premises and those at client sites where we deliver our training, assessment or consultancy services to be fully vaccinated, to help keep us all Covid-19 free.
We do respect that vaccination is an individual choice and as an alternative, we would require evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result in the 48-hour period prior to your session.
Workplace Training On-site Entry Requirements:
Present your ‘My Vaccine Pass’ QR code (available at mycoviderecord.health.nz); and
Provide photo identification (NZ Drivers Licence or Passport);
OR Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within the 48-hour period prior;
Wear a face mask
Scan our COVID-19 QR code
Socially distance at a minimum of 1m
Acknowledge our Health Declaration: “I declare that I have: 1) Been in NZ for the past 14 days, 2) NOT been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms, 3) NOT had any COVID-19 symptoms”.
Booking with Workplace Training
When making an online booking, you or the person making the booking on your behalf will be asked to confirm that you are fully vaccinated. Please ensure you have proof of vaccination with you, or alternatively, evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result within the 48-hour period prior.
Any medical exemption will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the NZBA Manager and permission to attend training is at Workplace Training's sole discretion.
At location services
For training / assessments at a client’s own venue/site, Workplace Training will adhere to the client’s requirements. As part of the booking process, Workplace Training will require confirmation that any of the client’s staff attending these sessions with us are fully vaccinated or will present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result in the 48-hour period prior to the session.
Collection of data relating to an attendee’s vaccination status at time of booking training and / or assessment on our website or at signing in at our premises will be securely stored within Workplace Training's document management system, but no medical documentation or verification of vaccination is stored. Collection of this data is available to limited Workplace Training team members only as is relevant and specific to the learner, client, visitor, supplier or other stakeholder’s presence on our premises. This information will not be shared with any third party.
Health and Safety Protocols
Workplace Training continues with other protocols and controls to help keep everyone safe and well. Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment is reviewed regularly and updated as required. We believe it is the individual right of each Workplace Training team member or associate to require anyone they are in physical contact with for Workplace Training business to confirm they are fully vaccinated. If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.