Message From the Deputy Principal Regarding Alert Level 2 - 12 August 2020
COVID – 19 - LEVEL 2
We have moved to Level 2 - Wed 12th August- Friday 14th in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland. During Level 2 we expect all students to be at school, we are open under Level 2, unless there are health issues. Only those that are unwell in any way should be absent. Please notify the school office of any absences. Here are some of the guidelines we have put in place for Wairoa College in line with the Ministry guidelines.
Maintaining physical distancing where practicable - in schools at Alert Level 2 this means children, young people, and staff maintaining a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other (there is no minimum distance requirement for schools at Alert Level 2). Just avoid getting in their 'moist breath' zone”.
No gatherings larger than 100, this means our Wednesday rotation, deans meetings and house meetings are on hold.
Enabling good hygiene practices – regular washing and drying of hands and good cough and sneeze etiquette remain fundamental to preventing spread of illness such as colds, flu and COVID-19. Regularly washing hands, including before and after using shared equipment
Ensuring people with COVID-19 symptoms stay away from school. We ask that parents support us with this. If a child becomes unwell while at school, they will be sent home immediately. As will any staff member.
Keeping track of people that enter our school – through our attendance register, timetable and visitor register.
There are situations where physical distancing is not possible, such as some sporting activities. In these situations, extra emphasis on handwashing and drying (or cleansing with hand sanitiser) before and after activities and regular cleaning of equipment is recommended. Contact sport can resume within schools.
Please leave scooters, skateboards and balls at home.
Please bring your own drink bottles. There will be no sharing of food and drinks.
No student will be able to leave school grounds unless a caregiver collects them by signing out at the school office. This includes lunch and interval breaks.