We are looking forward to welcoming your rangatahi to school at the start of Term 1. New Zealand remains at Alert level 1 and everyone is doing the right thing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so we’re pleased to say it’s business as usual.
With over 100,000 people coming back to New Zealand through managed isolation facilities, our very low number of community cases is a reflection of the quality of work by the managed isolation staff and health authorities. Overall, 1.5 million people have now been tested.
Unfortunately, we have to expect COVIDcases to emerge but we can be reassured by the speed, breadth and depth of thehealth response.
According to the Lowy Institute, New Zealand has been ranked the best at responding to the COVID-19 outbreak out of nearly 100 countries and this is very reassuring.
We continue to have a large amount of control over how we can prevent the spread of COVID. For our school we will continue to
- display QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App
- keep our visitor register, attendance register and timetables up to date
- be monitoring for illness and asking anyone who is unwell to remain at home, or to go home
- encourage people with relevant symptoms to seek medical advice through Healthline or their GP and get tested for COVID if recommended to do so
- reinforce the importance of good hand washing and drying
- reinforce good cough and sneeze etiquette
- make good use of the hand sanitisers installed throughout the school
I can reassure you that we will continue to regularly clean all parts of our school.
Āraia tekino and protect yourself, your whānau and your whakapapa.