COVID-19 Community Update 21 February 2022

Tēnā koutou e te whānau.

The health and well-being of our children, staff and community is a top priority. 

We’re sending this communication as there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community.  The student was at school on Wednesday 16th February and Thursday 17th February.

We have worked with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. Our students have been so good wearing their masks in class and our classrooms are well ventilated. Because of this the Ministry of Health have not identified any close contacts.

This means that school is safe and students can still come to school.

What you need to do

  • You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
  • If any develop, get tested immediately
  • Then, stay at home until you receive the result
  • If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.

 What we’re doing

  • School will stay open
  • We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place

 Symptoms of COVID-19

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

For more information, go to https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

Please contact our Public Health Nurse, Michaela Vanderspeck on michaelav@tamatea.school.nz  or call the school on 06 844 6600 if you have any questions.

Nāku iti noa, nā

Matua Robin
Tumuaki

Contact us By phone on (06) 844 6600 Or you can email us at enquiries@tamatea.school.nz

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