13 Apr 2022

Covid-19: Principal on mask rules at Orange

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 13 April 2022

Cabinet will decide today whether to shift the country - or certain regions - from "red" to an "orange" Covid-19 traffic light setting.

Under red, children and teachers at school and kura have been required to wear masks indoors.

Epidemiologist Michael Baker told us this week he believes that requirement should remain under the orange light setting - rather than mask use in schools be simply "encouraged".

New Zealand Principals' Federation president Cherie Taylor-Patel spoke to Susie Ferguson.