Waitākere College

Covid-19 Updates & Protocols

Last Updated: Tuesday 13th September

Covid Protocols update.

Following on from the Government announcement our protocols at Waitākere  College from Tuesday 13 September onwards will be to, 'Encourage but not require.'

Masks - available on request. 

Sanitizer - available on request.

Ventilation of classrooms will continue.

If unwell, stay at home and get tested.

We continue to please respect staff and students who continue to use masks and ensure masks are encouraged where we may have health-compromised situations.

Updated guide to self-isolation

The COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) was removed on 12 September 2022.

  • Only people who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for seven days. 
  • Household contacts are recommended to take a rapid antigen test every day for five days. So long as they test negative, they will be able to go about daily life as normal.

For more information, go to https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

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. 

For more information, go to covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

Where you can get support 

If you need support during self-isolation, call the COVID Welfare Phone Line on 0800 512 337. They will connect you with someone who can help. This could be a local community organisation, a government agency, a marae-based service or support that iwi have established. 

For more information go to https://covid19.govt.nz/isolation-and-care/getting-extra-support-if-you-have-covid-19-or-are-self-isolating/