The next round of school holidays are looming. Auckland has been shown the light at the end of the tunnel, Tuesday 21 September, when Cabinet has penciled in a move to alert level 3.
Even then, students will still be learning from home for however long level 3 goes for.
If that runs into the school holidays in just under three weeks' time, Auckland parents are facing nine weeks at home with their kids.
It has some wondering if the school hols should be brought forward.
But the Prime Minister says it's not as easy as just switching the dates.