Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau
COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) Update 9
28 August 2020
I wanted to give you an update on some changes taking place next week and what they mean for your children and whānau.
You are probably aware the Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday, 31 August 2020, at Alert Level 2 and above. This does not apply to any child who is under 12 years of age and does not apply where the school provides transport (we have good systems in place to manage safety on school transport).
Public Health officials have advised that children under the age of 6 should not wear face coverings.
Children and young people do not need to wear face coverings at school. Other public health control measures are in place including children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and hygiene requirements.
If your child does not need to wear a face covering but they want to, that is fine.
Face coverings are another way we can help keep ourselves and others safe, along with good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing when out and about and staying home if we are sick.
We are continuing contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances, so please check in every time you come onsite.
If you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app the Ministry of Health’s website has information to help you do that. We will also keep a visitor register for anyone who does not have the app and also for anyone who comes onsite for a period of time. This will help us with contact tracing in the unlikely case it is needed.
If you have any questions about face coverings or anything else, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”