As you will have seen in the media the situation regarding the coronavirus is rapidly evolving internationally. There have been some concerns raised over the virus spreading to New Zealand, particularly with teachers and students returning to school after the holidays.

The health of staff and students is a priority and the advice received from the Ministry of Education is as follows:

  • As always anyone who is unwell should not be at school or at their early learning service. If you have a particular concern please contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice. Healthline has translators and interpreters available 24/7 in 150 languages and they do have Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff available.
  • For any staff member or student who may be at high risk of exposure because they have recently been to China or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with the virus, we ask that they delay the start of their school year for 14 days and voluntarily stay away.

Any concerns please contact Healthline at 0800 611 116