Look forward to seeing students – Rules for Red

Children can attend early learning services, playgroups, schools and kura at Red, and must follow public health measures. 

Face coverings at school – Naenae College will have some to assist with meeting this requirement.
All ākonga (students) Years 4 and up must wear face coverings indoors and when in close contact with others.

Staff and teachers must wear face coverings when teaching and supporting children in Years 4 and up.

This includes:

  • in classrooms and assemblies
  • when accessing public venues
  • at student health services
  • All ākonga aged 12 and up must wear face coverings on public transport and school transport.

All parents, caregivers, whānau, and other visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings on site.

You do not need to wear a face covering when at special interest education, such as music lessons, art groups and girl guides. We strongly encourage you to.

A small number of staff, teachers and students are able to apply for an exemption.

Vaccination status
Children and parents or caregivers of a child or student cannot be prevented from going to school or early childhood services based on their vaccination status.

This includes:

  • licensed early childhood education services and registered primary and secondary schools, including private providers
  • school hostels
  • school transport services for all students
  • out of school care and recreation (OSCAR) programmes
  • secondary students who attend a tertiary organisation for their learning.

Who needs to be fully vaccinated
At education sites, some people must be fully vaccinated to have contact with children and students.

This includes:

  • teachers
  • staff
  • home-based educators
  • every person aged 12 years and 3 months and over in the home where licensed home-based education and care takes place for children under 6 years old
  • support people in schools and early learning centres, including volunteers
  • teacher aides
  • administration and maintenance staff
  • contractors

An on-site register will be kept.

A small number of staff and teachers are able to apply for an exemption.

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities.

To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.

  • Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Keep your distance from people you do not know.
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.

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