Great News!  We’re back to Level 1 (as of 11:59 pm 17 February 2021)

We’re leaving this post up so we can go back to it in the event 29 Squadron needs to operate under Level 2 conditions in future.

Tena koutou katoa

To all Officers, Staff, Cadets, Parents, Caregivers, USC members, and visitors:
29 Squadron will parade on Wednesday nights with the restrictions and procedures outlined below.  All other operations, activities, exercises, and fundraisers are suspended until further notice.
  • If your child feels unwell for any reason, please keep them home.  Cadets must apply for medical leave online here or by contacting the ADJ
  • If you or your child are in any way uncertain or concerned, please consider contacting myself or Unit Commander FGOFF Poihaere Knight for more information.
  • Wearing masks is not mandatory. Officers, staff and other cadets may not wear masks.  However, anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to do so.
  • Everyone has been encouraged to have the COVID-19 Tracer App on their phones.  Please scan the Tracer App QR Code displayed on the unit door before you enter.  If you can not scan with the App, please sign the manual register by the door.
  • All personnel is to enter and leave through the main hall door only.
  • We will return to Social Distancing.  Practically that means we keep 2 meters apart in any space.  In classrooms there will be a limit of one person per desk
  • SS Joseph will introduce social distancing during parade. This will provide an exciting extra challenge.
  • Between sessions, cadets will clean their own desk surface with provided disinfectant.
  • Instructing staff (of any rank – or no rank at all) will wipe down what they have touched as well as common areas such as light switches and door knobs.
  • Toilets will be wiped down hourly.  People using the toilet are encouraged to wipe down any surface they have been in contact with before returning, and then wash hands.
  • Cadets that clear out all the rubbish bins at the end of the night should immediately use hand sanitiser afterwards
  • Officers and Staff are encouraged to use other offices to follow social distancing requirements by spreading out
DISCLOSURE:  FGOFF Knight and Staff were at RNZAF Base Auckland over the weekend to receive training.  While there we operated under Level 1 protocols and we scanned the app when entering each building.  We did not leave the Base during this period.  We were cautioned that a community outbreak was due to be announced before heading back home, and as a result we traveled direct and without encountering other people. Just so you are re-assured, we have also contacted the Ministry of Health and disclosed when and where we have been.  The MOH do not require any of us to self-isolate or to get tested.  
All the above aside, and as you know from previous experience, it’s business as usual.
In the word’s of FGOFF Knight:  
“We can do anything that we set our minds to. See you on Wednesday!  Noho Ora mai”