COVID-19 Updates

07/09/21                                                                   Alert Level 2 Learning

Kia ora,

 

You’ll be aware that all of New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

 

Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.

 

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back on site on Thursday morning.

 

At Alert Level 2, there is a low risk of community transmission, and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

 

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place, which includes following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

 

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

 

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director-General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face-covering is up to you and your whānau; it will be respected whatever your decision. Children need to provide their own masks.

 

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

·         COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table

·         COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me if there is something you need assistance with. See you Thursday!

 

Ngā mihi

Jack Anderson