While the South Island might feel some relief today if they head into Level Three, for teachers, Level Three can be bit of a headache.
Level Three is where schools are open for kids of essential workers, so enough teachers to cover that go into work.
That means some teachers are stretched between the kids at school and the kids at home learning online.
Perry Rush from the Principal's Federation says Level Three presents more challenges.
“Level Four is definitely an easier level to manage, in terms of your whole staff being in the remote and being able to support all students who are in the remote.”