Friday 25 February 2022

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A very big thank-you and best wishes to all our families that are self-isolating and unwell and are taking caution as we move through this phase of Omicron. Please let us know if there's anything the school can do to support you.

At St Marys, we have a number of household contacts so all families will need to be vigilant around symptoms and proactive at making sure children are kept at home if they are unwell.

The new Phase 3 Guidelines that came into effect last night state that only household members are considered close contacts. All others are casual contacts and therefore unless your child is unwell they can continue to come to school.

What you need to do

- You and your whānau should watch for symptoms

- If any symptoms develop, get tested immediately

- Then, stay at home until you receive the result

- If your child does test positive please contact the school office or James immediately. or

What we’re doing

- St Marys 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 include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

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Ngā mihi nui

James Murray


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