New Long-Term Strategy for COVID-19
You’ll be aware that New Zealand is moving to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. The changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.
This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate. The two key changes that will impact us at school are:
Household contacts are able to attend school provided they test daily for 5 days and get negative results. If they develop any Covid symptoms they need to stay home and test.
Masks are no longer strongly recommended. People may still wear a mask if they wish to but there is no requirement to do so.
All other recommended public health measures will stay in place:
Indoor spaces will be well-ventilated
Good hand hygiene
Cough/sneeze into elbow
Staying home and testing if showing Covid symptoms
Anyone who tests positive for Covid is still required to isolate for 7 days.
Thank you to everyone for the way in which you have supported our school community in following the public health measures we had in place. As a community we have come through the Covid pandemic well and looked after one another well.
Other Useful Links
Advice from the MOE – HERE
The Ministry of Education has developed a resource for parents, caregivers, whānau and family focused on wellbeing and supporting a child’s learning at home – HERE
Work and Income may be able to help you – see Help with essential costs.