The health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community is a top priority. We’re sending this letter as there are 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community.
There is one student in Room 5 (Year 1) that tested positive on 13 May 2022. This Room 5 student was last at school on Thursday 12 May. The infectious period is considered to be on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May.
There is one student in Room 10 (Year 2/3) that tested positive on 12 May 2022. This Room 10 student was last at school on Thursday 12 May. The infectious period is considered to be on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 May.
As only household contacts and positive cases have to isolate, your child is still able to attend 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
The Ministry of Health has recommended that if your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book online at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.
What we’re doing
Sunnybrae Normal 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
Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
Shortness of breath
Less common symptoms of Covid-19 include:
For more information, go to https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/
If You or Someone in Your Whānau Tests Positive for Covid 19
If you or your child receive a positive test result, the household must isolate for 7 days.
Household Contacts must test on Day 3 and Day 7.
Returning to School After COVID-19
Students who test positive for COVID-19 are not required to self-isolate past seven days, but they shouldn’t return to school if they are still feeling unwell.
Many children will have long lasting runny nose and cough after viral infections. If it is over 10 days since the onset of the COVID infection and they are no longer feeling unwell, they are unlikely to be transmitting any active COVID infection and can return to school.
However, if they are continuing to feel unwell or their symptoms are worsening after 10 days then GP review is recommended.
Please contact me if you have any questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 443 5058 or 021 361 205.
Sunnybrae Normal School