There is currently no identified risk to students or to teachers and school staff.
With this virus you cannot be infectious if you show no symptoms and you cannot get the virus from a contact of a contact of someone with the virus.
It continues to remain that the best thing to do is to practice good preventative measures, particularly good hygiene:
- Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet
- Covering coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or with an elbow
- Putting used tissues in the bin
- Encouraging staff and students to stay home if they are unwell
COVID-19 Official New Zealand Government Website (20 March 2020)
Support for parents – conversations with their children (Ministry of Education - 12 March 2020)
COVID-19 The Facts (Ministry of Education – 6 March 2020)
COVID-19 Information for parents (Auckland Regional Public Health Service – 04 March 2020)