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16 Mahuru / 16 September Newsletter

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7 Mahuru / 7 September Newsletter

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At 11:59pm on Sunday 30 August 2020, Auckland moved to Alert Level 2 with heightened public measures (2.5). There are additional restrictions on gatherings, funerals and tangihanga for the Auckland region.

The rest of New Zealand remains at alert level 2.

Face coverings are compulsory on public transport throughout New Zealand.

The alert levels (and additional restrictions in the Auckland region) will remain in place until at least Sunday 6 September 2020.

Please refer to the COVID-19 Page for further information.


Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Government has announced that Auckland will move to COVID-19 alert level 3 from midday Wednesday 12 August until midnight Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to alert level 2 during this time.

Please refer to the COVID-19 Page for further information.

Pipiri/June Newsletter

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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Update

New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2 on 14 May 2020 – please refer to our Alert Level 2 Update and our COVID-19 page for more information.

The Ministry of Health has issued guidance to the Allied Health sector which covers Dietitians – please refer to the Allied Health Professions web page regularly for up to date messaging.

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Update

27 April 2020

The Prime Minister has  announced that New Zealand will move to COVID19 Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. This will be reviewed following two weeks at Alert Level 3 to assess success of virus elimination.

The government has indicated that primary & allied healthcare and services are “open” but restricted under Alert Level 3.

The COVID-19 page has been updated – CLICK HERE for more information about Alert level 3

Dietitians working within essential services continue to work as they did during Level 4.

Dietitians working in a non-DHB environment are required to provide dietetic services and care via virtual appointments. In-person appointments may be provided for urgent care only so long as dietitians can take appropriate measures to manage public health. Refer to the Decision Tree.

DHB’s will have their own set of guidelines and protocols that DHB dietitians will need to follow.

During Alert Level 3 you are required to keep an accurate and up to date record of anyone entering your workplace which includes all in-person consultations. This is to assist with contact tracing, if it is later required.

The information you record when having an in-person consultation should include the purpose of the consultation and how it fits into one of the defined urgent care categories.

COVID-19 Update

19 April 2020

Board Communication – COVID-19 Update

During ‘Lockdown’ the Board has been liaising with the Ministry of Health, Education Providers, Dietitians New Zealand, DHB’s, other Health Regulatory Authorities and a number of other stakeholders to ensure the dietetic health workforce is available, prepared and supported during these uncertain times.

The COVID-19 page has been updated.


26 March 2020

The Dietitians Board is aware of the enormous pressure that our registered health professionals are under across all health care settings as part of New Zealand’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In particular we recognise the work Dietitians are doing to ensure that they can provide the best possible care to their patients & clients and also help to protect the public and themselves during this challenging time. CLICK HERE FOR BOARD RESPONSE

Newsletter March 2020

Newsletter March 2020