Move to Phase 3 of Covid Protection Framework
As you may be aware, New Zealand will move into Phase 3 of the Covid protection framework from midnight tonight.
Under Phase 3, only household contacts of confirmed cases are required to self-isolate. The isolation period will be 10 days. All other contacts of COVID-positive people are not required to isolate, but they will need to monitor for symptoms.
People who are currently self-isolating as close contacts and are not household contacts (that is, there are no positive cases in their household) can stop isolating and return to school from tomorrow Friday 25 February if they are asymptomatic.
They are not required to produce a negative test result.
We ask of course that you continue to keep a really close watch of your whānau for anyone with symptoms. If unwell, please stay at home and get advice about getting a COVID-19 test.
If anyone in your family is confirmed as having COVID-19, you will be asked to notify your close contacts yourself. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can if your child has tested positive for COVID-19.
As a reminder, any students who are currently isolating as they were identified as a close contact, do NOT have a positive case in their household, and are not showing symptoms can return to school from Friday 25 February.