COVID-19 Response

Here you can find information relating to our COVID -19 response at Kapiti Primary School

We are at Orange

Updated for Term Two

Facemasks

While facemasks are no longer mandatory at schools, we are strongly encouraging that students continue to wear them in Years 4 - 8. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that has slowed the spread of COVID-19 through our community. Students should bring a facemask to school so that it can be used as necessary. All 12 year olds will need to wear a mask on transport (ie visits to the technology centre).

We also ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

Hygiene

We will continue to ensure high levels of hygiene occur, including regular cleaning of surfaces, good sneezing etiquette and regular washing of hands. Please continue to encourage these good habits at home.

Visitors

At Orange, there are no restrictions on numbers of visitors coming on site. We ask that you continue to be discerning with your visits and please check with individual teachers about entering classrooms. You will need to sign in and out using our visitors register if your visit is outside regular pick up and drop off times. 

Visitors, including parents and caregivers, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. 

Illness

All sick children should remain at home until they are feeling better. We are not asking for siblings to stay at home unless they have symptoms of an illness.

Ventilation

As we head into the colder months, we will be closely monitoring ventilation in classrooms. The Ministry of Education are sending us more monitoring equipment so we can ensure rooms are warm and ventilated at the same time.

School Events

We will be starting up many of our school-wide events this term. This will include assemblies, choir and we will be swimming in Week Two. Year 4-8 students will be required to wear masks at assemblies as well as students participating in choir.

Here's what to do using the 7-day self-isolation protocols.

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It is important that you know what to do if you or a household member tests positive for COVID-19. You can find information at this link.

COVID Protection Framework at Red

Click on the images below to find out what we are doing at Red.

Do you have a plan?

All you need to know about making a plan can be found here.

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