De-activating the Covid-19 Module

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If you are reading this page, it means your toy library has decided on the day that you will be re-opening which means you will need to de-activate the Covid-19 Module.

IMPORTANT: De-activation must happen on the FIRST day of re-opening, not any time before or after.

The reason for this is to allow MiBaseNZ to accurately record the total number of days the library was closed and add this to your members’ membership.


Step 1: To de-activate this module, you will need to add the date that your toy library opens.

Go to Setup -> Administration

Type in ‘date’ in the Name search box.

The setting is called opening_date. Click on the “Edit” button and type in the date the library opens. Use the date format: dd/mm/yyyy.

Click the “Save” button.


Step 2: You will also need to turn back on the automatic emails, so members can start receiving these emails again.

Go to Setup -> Automatic Email

Turn off the job called new_expire_covid by clicking the “Edit” button.

Leave all the boxes as they are except for the last one. Use the arrow to select ‘No’ from the dropdown menu. Click “Save”.

Automatic emails run during the night, so this will not take effect until the next day.


Step 3: Now the module has been de-activated, when you click on the red “Covid 19” button in the small top menu, you will see the final number of days the library was closed for and in the “New Expire” column, you will see for each member, their new membership expiry date. This date is the date that will be shown in the Members List page and the Member Detail Page (see below). The “Old Expire” date is there for your toy library’s record.

Members List page

Member Detail Page

Toys that have been hired over this closed period will be accruing overdue fines. To avoid your members being charged these rather large fines, you will need to temporarily turn off the fine system. To do this, go to De-activating Overdue Fines

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