Kia ora koutou
It was great news to hear we are moving to Alert Level 1 so quickly. While new cases in the community are always disappointing to hear of, it is reassuring to see how quickly they have been identified. I am sure we are all grateful for the efforts of our health workers, scientists and technicians in this regard, and the thousands of people who have been tested.
However, please be aware that cabinet have made the decision that face coverings must be worn on public transport across New Zealand at Alert Level 1, by anyone aged 12 years and over. There is no change to the application of face coverings for school. Cabinet will review the decision on face coverings for public transport and our alert levels on Monday 22 February.
We will continue to support those students, staff and whānau who wish to wear face coverings at school. Be advised the Public Health have indicated that children under six shouldn’t be wearing face coverings.
Here are some links shared by the Ministry of Education around masks.
A range of general information is available on the COVID-19 website:
- Who does not need to wear a face covering
- How to wear a face covering safely
- Types of mask or face covering
- How to make a face covering
- FAQs on the Ministry of Education website
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me, if there is something you need assistance with.
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