COVID-19 Phase 2 Preparations

17 February 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers

As you are aware, our community is now in Phase 2 of the Omicron response.

This comes with a few positive changes to the way we will manage COVID-19 at Farm Cove Intermediate

Please read the following information carefully.

If your child attends school in the same Area as a confirmed case, they will no longer be considered close contacts.

Under most circumstances all students will be considered casual contacts.

This change is as a result of guidance from the Ministry of Education and Health who have advised schools too:

  • Continue to practice wearing masks inside
  • Continue to ensure optimal ventilation
  • Ensure students spend less than 2 hours in a class at a time.

When informed that we have a positive case we will alert you of your child's status via:

  • your email address on our database
  • our SchoolAppNZ alert system. You will receive this alert: We have a confirmed COVID case. Your child has been identified as a casual contact.

Casual contacts do not need to isolate and may continue to attend school as normal. If your child is a casual contact, please monitor them for symptoms. If symptoms present, make sure to get tested and isolate while waiting for results.

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Working together we will get through this. Thank you in advance for your kindness, cooperation and support.

Kia kaha

Tamara Jones

Principal / Tumuaki

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