Face Coverings on Public Transport
Kia ora koutou
I wanted to give you an update on some changes taking place next week and what they mean for your children and whānau.
As we have some students who catch public transport, you are probably aware the Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday, at Alert Level 2 and above. This applies to any child who is 12 years of age or older but does not apply to school transport (charters).
Public Health officials have advised that children under the age of 6 should not wear face coverings.Children and young people do not need to wear face coverings at school. Other public health control measures are in place including children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and hygiene requirements.If your child doesn’t need to wear a face covering but they want to, that’s fine.
Face coverings are another way we can help keep ourselves and others safe, along with good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing when out and about and staying home if we are sick.
We’re continuing contact tracing by having our QR code posters at our office and staffroom entrance, so please check in every time you come onsite.
If you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app the Ministry of Health’s website has information to help you do that. We’ll also keep a visitor register for anyone who doesn’t have the app and also for anyone who comes onsite for a period of time. This will help us with contact tracing in the unlikely case it is needed.
If you have any questions about face coverings or anything else, please get in touch.