This information is to support our whānau with any Covid-19 queries, and is a guide of what you need to do.
Please note that we are not the “health experts”, but do know that the Ministry of Health may be delayed in providing advice/guidance to you.
Please also note that this information is subject to change, based on any updated guidelines from the Ministry of Education & Health.
We thank you for your continued support.
This will mean that your child will need to isolate for 7 days and may need medical care.
The Ministry of Health will provide more guidance.
We have rigorous plans in place to both support the family with the positive case and to ensure the health and safety of our tamariki and staff at BMPS.
Most importantly, anyone at school who has symptoms will be sent home with advice on how to get tested.
The big message is that anyone from BMPS who is unwell with covid symptoms should stay home and get tested.
NO. We expect there to be cases related to school. However, class members are no longer required to isolate. Your child is still able to attend school. Over the coming weeks, we all need to be vigilant:
- You and your whānau should watch for symptoms.
- If any develop, get tested immediately.
- Then, stay at home until you receive the result.
- Please keep an eye out for school communications.
- If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please consider doing so as soon as possible.
Your child will stay home and will test on day three and day seven. If these test results are negative, your child can rerun to school on day 8.
You will be able to access a learning pack for your child. Tamariki will also be able to access online learning.
NO for positive cases-they can return to BMPS on day 8-if they are well.
YES for tamariki who have been isolating. Please inform BMPS of their day 7 negative test result. If this is negative then tamariki can return to BMPS.
These are all symptoms of Covid-19. Please do not send your child to school. While these may be the normal bugs/sniffles that occur, we encourage you to get your child tested.
Our processes involve working through a detailed contact tracing assessment. If your child is not a close contact, then BMPS is open for them and we encourage you to send your tamariki to school. As you know, our students have missed a lot of teaching and learning over the past 2 years. We really want to see them at school as much as possible.
Our school health and safety plan for Red does contain a large number of protections.
- As per Ministry of Education guidelines BMPS will remain open for learning.
- Parents and caregivers will not be allowed on-site except to visit the office for enrolment, uniform and stationery purchases.
- Tamariki from year 4-6 MUST wear a mask (unless they have an exemption).
Children in Y1-3 do not need to wear a mask but are encouraged to wear one.
- Staff will wear a mask inside and when appropriate outside.
- Tamariki will be in team bubbles.
- Wherever practicable tamariki will be physically distanced from other groups, when inside and outside (recognising incidental contact may be impossible to avoid).
- Tamariki must bring a bottle of water-water fountains are closed.
- Good hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette will be followed.
- Classrooms will be well ventilated.
- High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected each day.
- Classes/areas being used will be cleaned thoroughly each day.
- There will not be any whole school assemblies.
- Parents/Caregivers can collect their children from outside of the school gates (please ensure that your children know which gate).
- Tamariki must stay at home if they are unwell.
Our onsite team are working hard to make school fun, safe and a place of learning. We encourage you to focus on the things that they can do to help – mask-wearing, washing hands, getting a test (if required)
This website has some useful tips – https://www.kidshealth.org.nz
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