18 April 2020 – Students to return to school under Level 3 restrictions if no one is avaiable to care for them at home

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Education, Executive Office
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Education

Overview: Government overturns its previous decision to make school attendance ‘voluntary’ in level 3 lockdown. Says it will advise parents clearly when students can physically return to school
Full details here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325693

Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), advocacy by Principals’ Association
Evidence/Justification: Government sought to bring clarity to the level 3 rules and ease the pressure on parents and teachers