Communication 13 September 2022

13 September 2022
Kia ora tatou
New long-term strategy for COVID-19
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 ofimmunity 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 toisolate, 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-19symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can beengaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.
Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request RAT kits - Ministry of Health
 
Mask wearing is no longer required.
All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know theyreduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring ourindoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone tocough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if theyhave COVID-19 symptoms.
Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.
Noho ora maiGrant JonesTumuaki/Principal
 


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