Dio Carol Service - 7.00 pm, Sunday 11 December

All welcome!

New long-term strategy for COVID-19

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You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These 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 very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms should continue to attend school. It is the best place to be so they can be engaged in their learning and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.

Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT - Ministry of Health

Mask-wearing is no longer required; however, we fully support the use of masks by students and staff.  We also may need to reintroduce an indoor mask-wearing requirement should we have a significant outbreak of illness in the future.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses, including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.

Noho ora mai

Mary Curran

Principal