Parent Case Update Thursday 23 June 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers

The health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community is a top priority. We’re sending this letter as there is 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community.

There is one student in Room 3 (Year 1) that tested positive on Wednesday 22 June 2022. This Room 1 student was last at school on Wednesday 22 June. The infectious period is considered to be on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June.

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 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
A fever
Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
Sore throat
Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms of Covid-19 include:
muscle aches
chest pain
abdominal pain
joint pain

For more information, go to

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 or phone (09) 443 5058 or 021 361 205.

Kind regards

Lorene Hurd
Sunnybrae Normal School