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Changes to face mask requirements

On 13 April 2022, the whole of New Zealand moved to the Orange setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework. 

Under the Orange setting of Covid-19 Protection Framework, everyone aged 12 and over (including drivers) must wear a face mask while on school transport unless they have an exemption.  

Summary of Covid-19 Protection Framework face mask requirements 

Red 

  • Face masks are mandatory if you are aged 8 years or over or are a student who is in Year 4 or above on public transport and Ministry of Education funded school transport 

Orange 

  • Face masks are mandatory if you are aged 12 years or over on public transport and Ministry of Education funded school transport 

Green 

  • Face masks are encouraged but not mandatory 

Managing non-compliance 

School transport drivers are not required to enforce the wearing of face masks, however they are to report any non-compliance to the school’s bus controller. Schools are expected to manage any non-compliance just as they currently manage behavioural issues of school transport users. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

R1 delayed this morning

Due to a mechanical issue, this vehicle has broken down part way through the route. Any updates on timing will be posted here as they come to hand.

R1 late this morning

Due to a mechanical issue, this service will be running 20mins late this morning.

R23 late this morning

This service delayed this morning due to a mechanical issue. As of 8.15am the replacement bus is about to commence the route.

Interruption to R4

A slip on the upper part of Ohauiti Road means that the vehicle cannot get through to complete Ohauiti Road south of 1234, and the remainder of the route. This part of the route is cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

R24 late this morning

Due to a mechanical issue, R24 is slightly delayed this morning.