This email has also been added to our ‘Responding to COVID-19‘ page.
Kia ora koutou,
You have probably read that an Australian traveller from Sydney who visited Wellington between Saturday 19 June and Monday 21 June has tested positive upon return to Australia. The Ministry of Health has listed contact tracing locations of interest. We are asking that if you or any of your family visited any of these points of interest, please consult the advice on the page in the link and get in touch with Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
This email is also a reminder that the most important things for us to do at this time remain the same until we receive further advice:
For our school we will:
- display QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer app
- keep our visitor register, attendance register and timetables up to date to help with contact tracing if needed
- be monitoring for illness and asking anyone who is unwell to remain at home, or to go home
- encourage people with relevant symptoms to seek medical advice through Healthline (0800 358 5453) or their GP and get tested for COVID if recommended to do so
- reinforce the importance of good hand washing and drying
- reinforce good cough and sneeze etiquette
- clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly
- support those that want to wear PPE in classes and around school
Your whānau will also have good practices to follow to keep yourselves safe:
- check in using the NZ COVID Tracer app everywhere you go (the sooner you get notified that you were at a location of interest, the easier it will be to keep yourself and your whānau safe)
- switch on the Bluetooth function on the app (go to the dashboard in the app to do this)
- always stay home if you are unwell and seek advice from Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your GP
- get tested if recommended to do so. Testing is free to everyone in New Zealand!
- wash and dry hands thoroughly and frequently
- practise good cough and sneeze etiquette
- regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home
- wear face coverings on public transport
- for those of you who think you might have been at a location of interest at the specified time, follow the instructions on the Ministry of Health website or if you are unsure what to do, contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice about getting tested
Get your information from good sources
- The Ministry of Education also has information for parents, caregivers and whānau.
- The Government’s Unite against COVID-19 website is the main website to go to get great advice.
If we follow these practices we will help protect ourselves, our whānau and our whakapapa.
Dominic Killalea, Principal