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Changes to GNS Science operations due to Covid-19

Wed, 1 December 2021


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On 3 December 2021, Aotearoa New Zealand will move to the traffic light system (Covid-19 Protection Framework). GNS Science worksites at Auckland and Wairakei will be at Red, while Avalon, the National Isotope Centre at Gracefield and Dunedin will be at Orange.

GNS Science considers the health and wellbeing of its staff, partners and contractors as its top priority. Accordingly, we have made the decision to require all our staff and all visitors to GNS Science worksites to be fully vaccinated. We will use My Vaccine Pass to manage access to all our worksites. This will require all our staff and all visitors to GNS Science worksites to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We will display signs at all sites to remind staff and visitors that they must verify their vaccination status using My Vaccine Pass.
If you plan to visit GNS Science worksites, please follow the instructions displayed by the site entrance to use My Vaccine Pass. If you cannot provide your My Vaccine Pass for verification then you will not be able to enter GNS Science. We have asked our staff to ensure external visitors are able to comply with My Vaccine Pass verification before arranging on-site meetings.

Our staff and visitors must also comply with all Covid-19 Protection Framework advice, including wearing masks, physical distancing and good hygiene. You can find more details about this advice here. If you are unwell, please stay home and seek medical advice.

We remain committed to support our partners, stakeholders, clients and research collaborators with excellent science advice, project support and other services as New Zealand transitions to the next phase of its Covid-19 response.

Noho ora mai
Ian Simpson
Chief Executive, GNS Science

For the latest government information, please go to covid19.govt.nz