Welcome to St Joseph's School
Kia ora koutou,
At Alert Level 1 the virus is contained in New Zealand but not overseas. We need to have systems and practices in place in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.
There are no restrictions on personal movement at Alert Level 1 – all children and staff should be at school.
The only people who will need to stay away are:
those required to self-isolate
individuals who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for a test result (most people will be able to go back to school/work while waiting for a result)
children, students and staff who are unwell.
Testing remains a crucial component in preventing an outbreak.
If a child is sick, they should stay home. If they have cold or flu symptoms they should call their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, they should do so.
We will continue to support contact tracing through the display of QR Code posters and your visitor register, attendance register and timetable.
There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings. - Schools, like workplaces are not considered to be gatherings. Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead.
Fundamental public health measures continue to apply:
Cough and sneeze etiquette
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.
Face coverings continue not to be required when in school. - This includes school transport and charter buses hired by the school to transport students and staff to and from school. Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering in any setting should be supported to do so.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.