Alert Level 2 Update 1 March

Alert Level 2 Update 1 March
Kia ora Berkley Community Unfortunately, this rollercoaster ride with Covid-19 continues with another change in alert levels. As a result of the Auckland outbreak announced by the Prime Minister last night, New Zealand will be in Alert Level 2 (excluding Auckland who will be in Alert Level 3) for at least the next 7 days. Alert Level 2 Update As we move into a new week at Alert Level 2, here are a few reminders: At Alert Level 2 schools are open and students must attend. Students and staff must legally stay home if they: are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked by the Ministry of Health to self-isolate, and are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. School gatherings, including school assemblies, team huis and Powhiri will not go ahead at Alert Level 2. School buses will operate as usual. Masks are not mandatory on school buses but students can wear them if they wish. High standards of hand hygiene make a difference - that includes washing hands regularly with soap and water, hand sanitising when entering and exiting all teaching spaces and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow and then performing hand hygiene. School sports practices continue and out of school programmes such as Out Of School Music, CMD Dance and MathZwise are able to continue at Alert Level 2. These events are to go ahead spectator free. Parents are asked to wait in their car when picking up and dropping off students. All visitors to the school grounds, including parents and whanau, are required to report to the school office in the first instance. Email and phone contact is our preferred method of contact during Alert Level 2. Posters with QR codes will be displayed around the school. We encourage visitors to use the official NZ Government COVID 19 Tracing App. While this is an inconvenience for all of us as, we all need to work together to minimise the risks of having COVID 19 in our community. Stay safe, be patient, and be kind.   Nga mihi nui koutou,   Nathan Leith Principal

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