COVID-19 UPDATES

Covid Update September 12 2022

Kia Ora As you are likely aware the government has announced that at midnight tonight we are moving to a New long-term strategy for managing COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand. This

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“Kia rite tā koutou haere ki tā ngā tamariki o te mārama. walk as children of light”  

Latest COVID-19 Information

Mask Update – July 2022

Following from the updated request from the Ministries and Health and Education the following policies will be in place with regards to MAsk Wearing for the first 4 Weeks of Term 3 2022. Extra masks will be available onsite when required.

Mask Use at Emmanuel Christian School

– Staff and Students in classes from Years 5-10 should wear masks when inside unless they have a mask exemption.  Information on getting an official mask exemption can be found at Mask Exemption Application.  It is noted that swimming is a time when wearing masks is not practical.  
– Staff and Students in Year 1-4 masks continue to be optional in class.
– Outside of classes staff should wear masks when in any indoor working spaces with other people present.  This includes shared office spaces, staff meetings etc.
– Singing and playing wind instruments can continue, however, maintaining physical distancing and good ventilation is important.  
– For Year 7-10 students this mask wearing requirement will include their offsite technology classes at Middleton and CAS respectively.  
– Any parents and visitors on site will be asked to wear masks at all times

Current ECS Covid Response Plan can be found here

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