Covid-19 / 13 April 2022

This afternoon the Government announced that New Zealand will move to the Orange setting of the CPF from 11:59pm tonight Wednesday 13 April.

The decision to move to Orange has been made based on public health advice and reflects that New Zealand is showing clear signs that Omicron has peaked. As case numbers come down and our health system is more able to cope, it is appropriate to move to fewer restrictions.

Although the change to Orange is taking place tonight, we have been advised to retain our current settings at school for tomorrow (Thursday 14 April) so that we have time to plan for any changes for next term.

This means

  • we still expect that students in Years 4 and up (and relevant staff) continue to wear masks until the end of the term.
  • At Orange, masks remain an important tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and public health strongly encourage their continued use.

I will update you further about the Orange setting implications for our school re: the start of term 2 once we receive more information from the MOE.