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As our children prepare to return to school tomorrow, we are asking for everyone’s support to minimise the risk associated with the coronavirus.
If you have:
– arrived back in New Zealand from China on or after 21 January,
– arrived back in New Zealand on or after 21 January, from an area of the world where the virus is now present and believe you may be at risk
– had visitors from China in close contact with you from 21 January
Your child should NOT come to school until a 14 day incubation period has passed, symptom free.
If everyone in your household is symptom free at this stage, and have not had any new contact with visitors from China within the 14 day incubation period, your child(ren) should then come to school as normal. Unfortunately, any new contact would require a further incubation period. Please use the school app to inform us if your child will not be attending.
As always anyone who is unwell should not be at school. If you have any concerns about the virus, call the Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice. The Healthline has translators and interpreters available day and night in 150 languages. As this is now a notifiable disease, if staff are concerned about any child possibly having the virus you will be required to take your child to the doctor immediately.
As a further precaution we will not be having our normal powhiri on Tuesday morning and we also will be limiting the Chinese New Year celebrations to classroom activities only.
Additional Ministry of Health information can be found here:
Thank you very much for your support with this and we will keep you informed if there is a further development.
如果您要为您的孩子请假，请使用学校的 school app 通知我们。
与往常一样，任何身体不适的小孩都不应该上学。如果您对病毒有任何疑问，请致电健康热线 0800 611 116 或您的GP寻求医疗建议。 Healthline 任何时间都有150种语言的翻译员。由于这是目前必须通报的疾病，如果老师或者工作人员担心其中任何一个孩子有可能感染到该病毒，您将被要求立即带孩子去看医生。