The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing News Feed http://www.nzahnd.org.nz The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Vaccination passes Questions & Answershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/374/Vaccination-passes-Questions-Answers<p><strong>How do I get My Vaccine Pass?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Once&nbsp;you&nbsp;are fully vaccinated,&nbsp;sign up to My Covid&nbsp;Record&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mycovidrecord.health.nz/" target="_blank">www.mycovidrecord.nz</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>to&nbsp;see&nbsp;your vaccination status&nbsp;and request a pass<strong>.&nbsp;</strong>Your My Vaccine Pass will include your name, date of birth and a QR code. You can save this pass on a digital device, like your phone, or print a physical copy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>If someone has a temporary medical exemption*,&nbsp;you can call 0800 222 478&nbsp;to request a My Vaccine Pass&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;may be&nbsp;asked a few things to&nbsp;confirm&nbsp;your identity&nbsp;&ndash; such as your name and date of birth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>*Note, for people with a temporary medical exemption, their details won&rsquo;t be entered into the system until&nbsp;26&nbsp;November.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do I get a My Vaccine Pass&nbsp;if I don&rsquo;t have&nbsp;a smart phone, a&nbsp;computer or internet access?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>For people without a smartphone or access to a computer call 0800 222 478 to request a My Vaccine Pass. They need to have a National Health Index (NHI) ready or if may be asked a few things to confirm your identity &ndash; such as name and date of birth. Someone can call for a person on their&nbsp;behalf, but they must have their permission.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>What about 12-16 year olds? How will they access My Vaccine Pass?</strong></p> <p>As of this week, 12 year olds and over can now access My COVID Record using my Health Account.</p> <p><strong>What do people do who share an email within their household?</strong></p> <p>An individual email is required when requesting a My Vaccine Pass via My COVID Record because people have different dates of birth, different medical records. This is common practice with digital services. For people who do not have an individual email account, they can register for their own unique email address from one of the free providers such as Gmail or Hotmail.</p> <p>Alternatively, a person can call the 0800 number and request a MVP which will then be mailed in hard copy to their address.</p> <p><strong>How are&nbsp;you looking after my privacy?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>The vaccination certificates are created from data held in the Covid Immunisation Register that records your COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccination certificate system has been designed to keep your details private with vaccination proof securely coded into the QR code.  &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why do you show my age on the pass?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Some&nbsp;businesses and organisations&nbsp;might require that ID is shown along with your vaccination pass.&nbsp;This is an important&nbsp;method&nbsp;to reduce vaccination pass forgery.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How does someone get a My Vaccine Pass if they don&#39;t have one of the six forms of ID needed to sign up for My Covid Record?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>If someone has been vaccinated but doesn&rsquo;t have an ID, they can call 0800 222 478 to request a My Vaccine Pass. We suggest that they have their National Health Index (NHI) number ready, but if they don&rsquo;t have it, we may ask a few questions to confirm your identity &ndash; such as your name and date of birth.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Where will people need to use My Vaccine Pass?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Under the COVID Protection Framework you will be required to show My Vaccine Pass as proof of&nbsp;vaccination status in a range of public settings such as events, hospitality, retail (opt in, except for essential services &ndash; see next Q and A), community, sport, and faith-based gatherings.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1638183600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/374/Vaccination-passes-Questions-Answershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzVaccination passes Questions & Answershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/374/Vaccination-passes-Questions-Answers NZAHND statement for 12 year olds regarding vaccinationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/375/NZAHND-statement-for-12-year-olds-regarding-vaccinations<p>Here is the link to the updated Covid 19 vaccines&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/" target="_blank">https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/</a><br /> <br /> Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months are not required to show proof of vaccination status under the traffic light system.</p> <p><strong>Medical Exemption:</strong></p> <p>If you are unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons, there is an exemption process to get your My Vaccine Pass. You will need to talk to your doctor and they will apply on your behalf.</p>1638183600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/375/NZAHND-statement-for-12-year-olds-regarding-vaccinationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzNZAHND statement for 12 year olds regarding vaccinationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/375/NZAHND-statement-for-12-year-olds-regarding-vaccinations NZAHND Vaccination Certificate requirementshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/373/NZAHND-Vaccination-Certificate-requirements<p><em><strong>NZ Academy of Highland &amp; National Dancing (Inc) Vaccination certificate requirements </strong></em></p> <p><strong><em>As of 1 January 2022, all activities conducted either directly or requiring approval by the NZAHND will require all attendees eligible for vaccination to show their vaccination certificates in order to participate. This includes, but is not limited to, Summer schools, Workshops, Examinations and Conferences.&nbsp; This requirement follows government rules that will be in place under the Covid Protection Framework which stipulate that events will only be able to go ahead with unrestricted numbers when all participants at those events are vaccinated. </em></strong></p>1636455600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/373/NZAHND-Vaccination-Certificate-requirementshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzNZAHND Vaccination Certificate requirementshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/373/NZAHND-Vaccination-Certificate-requirements Judges workshop/upskillinghttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/372/Judges-workshop-upskillingDo you need to upskill, Oamaru is holding a Judges workshop/upskilling on November 20th<br /> See Downloads for further information1635159600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/372/Judges-workshop-upskillinghttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzJudges workshop/upskillinghttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/372/Judges-workshop-upskilling COVID 19 Vaccination messagehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/371/COVID-19-Vaccination-messagePiping &amp; Dancing Association of New Zealand and the NZ Academy of Highland &amp; National Dancing urge all eligible people to get their COVID19 vaccination1634209200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/371/COVID-19-Vaccination-messagehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz2187COVID 19 Vaccination messagehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/371/COVID-19-Vaccination-message Conference - Queenstown 2021 - Cancelledhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/370/Conference-Queenstown-2021-CancelledDear Members<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Executive met last evening to discuss all aspects of our planned conference in Queenstown.&nbsp;&nbsp; This year we are again in a challenging position in that not all of the country are in the same Covid level and the changes to the Level 2 Delta has put enormous pressure on the Academy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We have therefore used our Pandemic Policy to assist with our decision and in particular the Risk Mitigation Section which clearly defines several factors which has enabled us to make a decision.&nbsp; (See member&#39;s area for a copy of the NZAHND Pandemic Policy.<br /> Executive have decided that the Solo Seal examination will be postponed until early March next year, and it is proposed to hold this in Christchurch.&nbsp; It was important that all candidates be treated equally and given the same opportunities to prepare for this prestigious examination.&nbsp; This could not happen when we are in two different levels of the Covid Pandemic.&nbsp; We also have no knowledge of how long these levels are likely to last.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We considered holding the Annual General Meeting with the allowable numbers of 50 and also offer a virtual opportunity to attend.&nbsp; Executive evaluated the cost of this and have made the responsible decision to hold this year&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting entirely via Zoom.&nbsp; The conditions for this will be sent as soon as they are finalised.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It is also our hope that we can offer some of the proposed Dance Development course to members virtually and again details of this are yet to be finalised.&nbsp; This would be provided at no cost to members as a goodwill gesture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Executive are very aware that a number of members were to receive their Diplomas and or Service Bars, some held over from last year, and we will provide more details at a later date of some thoughts we have about presenting these.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It is our hope, and we ask a lot, that again Queenstown is our first choice for the 2022 conference.&nbsp; Hopefully third time lucky.&nbsp; The Southland Committee have worked tirelessly towards planning to host us for the last two years and Executive would like to ask them to consider our request.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As you know making decisions such as these is huge and not easy on anyone involved and relaying them to you all is even harder.&nbsp; This has been challenging for everyone involved and on behalf of Executive I thank you most sincerely for your understanding<br /> <br /> Members registered for conference were notified of the cancellation by email on Thursday 09 September<br /> <br /> Annetta Cowie<br /> President1631448000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/370/Conference-Queenstown-2021-Cancelledhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzConference - Queenstown 2021 - Cancelledhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/370/Conference-Queenstown-2021-Cancelled Summer Fling 2022http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/369/Summer-Fling-2022Summer Fling 2022 schedule <p>The closing date for entries for Summer Fling has been extended to&nbsp;<strong>12 November</strong>.&nbsp; The Balmoral Club ask that you please get your entries in as soon as possible as planning for this event is more difficult than it usually is due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>There are a range of possible scenarios that we may be faced with but the plan is difficult to establish without knowing how many dancers are entered.&nbsp; Once entries have closed and the plan for managing the event at different possible alert levels has been done, this will be communicated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note that it is highly likely that vaccination certificates will be required for all those attending Summer Fling who are eligible for vaccination.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>As with all our dancing events, refunds will be given should there be a need to cancel Summer Fling but we are hopeful that this will not happen and we look forward to seeing you all in January.</p> See downloads for schedule<br /> <br /> Entry link<br /> &nbsp;<a href="https://www.cognitoforms.com/BalmoralClub1/SummerFling2022" target="_blank">https://www.cognitoforms.com/BalmoralClub1/SummerFling2022</a><br /> &nbsp;1630843200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/369/Summer-Fling-2022http://www.nzahnd.org.nzSummer Fling 2022http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/369/Summer-Fling-2022 September examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/368/September-examsExecutive have made the decision to cancel September exams and are offering conditional passes for all practical examinations and assessments.&nbsp; An email has been sent to all members and all teachers that had candidates entered in the September exams. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy secretary: <a href="mailto:admin@nzahnd.org.nz">admin@nzahnd.org.nz</a>1629806400http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/368/September-examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzSeptember examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/368/September-exams Summer Fling 2021http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/366/Summer-Fling-2021The 2021 Summer Fling was held in January with tutors&nbsp;Mrs Lynette Mitchell, Mrs Karen Mortensen and Mrs Mandy Gillies<br /> <br /> Scholarship Winners were:<br /> Initial -&nbsp; Ellie Pyle<br /> Preparatory -&nbsp; Kit Inglis<br /> Grade One -&nbsp; Sarah McCarthy<br /> Grade Two - Jessica Radka<br /> Grade Three - Connor Overton<br /> Grade Four - Charlize Blakely<br /> Grade Five - Gemma Lewis<br /> Elementary - Francesca Hickey<br /> Intermediate - Olivia Mavor<br /> Advanced - Jasmine Overton<br /> Katie McDonald Memorial Scholarship - Alex Glover<br /> Emily Branje Memorial Scholarship - Abby Millar<br /> Gail Dodson Scholarship - Annabel Watts<br /> &nbsp;1615892400http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/366/Summer-Fling-2021http://www.nzahnd.org.nz1946Summer Fling 2021http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/366/Summer-Fling-2021