Toi Whakaari COVID-19 Update 2 May 2022

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May 2, 2022



Toi Whakaari COVID-19 Update 2 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa. The Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara region is now operating under “Orange” in the traffic light system (Covid-19 Protection Framework) as per the Government’s mandate.

Alongside our colleagues from Te Whaea and NZSD, we have decided that it is safe to loosen some of the previous restrictions for onsite learners and visitors. These changes have now taken effect as of Tuesday June 26th.

The key differences are:

  • You no longer need to show a vaccine pass to enter Te Whaea
  • Mask wearing is highly recommended, but no longer mandatory
  • Adhering to physical distancing and space capacity limits is highly recommended, but no longer mandatory
  • The main doors will now auto-open and ID cards will open other external doors during normal school hours

While this news will be exciting for some, we must also remember that COVID-19 is still present in the community. These changes put greater emphasis on individual responsibility to keep us all healthy and safe. Therefore, we encourage students and staff to show manaaki and consideration for others for whom these changes may cause some anxiety.

As a reminder of the public health measures:

  • If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms at all then stay at home, get tested, and let us know how you get on
  • Wash/sanitise your hands regularly
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Follow all other Ministry of Health guidelines

Any questions

Should you need to contact us, we can be reached as follows:

Tanea Heke – Director / 021 886 972

Craig Atkins – Registrar /021 0826 2095

For media enquiries- Taylor-Rose Terekia / 021 0394 200