From 5 June 2021 all work in MIQ facilities will be undertaken by fully vaccinated workers.
MIQ has about 4,500 people working in facilities from around 300 different employers. A handful of workers (less than 0.25%) have not yet had their second vaccination for good reasons, and we are actively following those up with employers. They won’t be working in MIQ facilities in the meantime. Around 75 new workers who commenced employment after 1 May have all had their first dose of the vaccine and will be getting their second dose in the coming weeks.
Effective from 1 May 2021, a condition of entry to all Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities is evidence of vaccination AND photo identification. This condition applies to all MIQ workers, contractors and visitors (permanent and occasional). This process is required every time a worker enters a facility. Anyone who doesn’t meet these requirements will not be permitted into a facility. Over the last month we have extensively communicated the need to be fully vaccinated to employers and workers.
Evidence of vaccination includes a purple DHB issued Covid-19 Vaccine record card, green COVID-19 MIQ vaccine certificate, or letter confirmation from GP or through ManageMyHealth. Photo identification must include the worker's photo and name, for example a Driver's Licence, Passport, MIQ Photo Card or employer ID card.
Once the person's vaccination status and photo ID has been checked, they must sign in via WhosOnLocation and will be subject to the Required Testing Order.
COVID-19: Vaccines(external link) — Ministry of Health
Vaccine roll-out to MIQ staff(external link) — Ministry of Health
Covid-19 vaccination data(external link) — Ministry of Health