Updated: 20 November 2020
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. To respond to Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), the New Zealand Government put in place an Alert Level system. The Alert Level will be reviewed on 21 August at which point the Government will provide further guidance.
At Alert Level 1:
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14-day managed quarantine or isolation.
As we unite against COVID-19, it’s critical we maintain basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
Keep track of where you’ve been
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
Rules for everyone as we unite against COVID-19
1. Be kind.
2. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
3. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
4. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
5. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
6. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.
7. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
8. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Important: While we will endeavour to update our website regularly with relevant information for our students and parents, please note that the Government’s Unite Against Covid-19 website should be your first port of call for health and status information. https://covid19.govt.nz/