Waitākere College

Covid-19 Updates & Protocols

Last Updated: Monday 2nd May 2022

We are now in the Orange setting, the key protocols that have worked for our community and are in place this term are;

  • Sanitize in and out of class
  • Tables wiped down as instructed by the teacher
  • Masks must be worn on school buses and public transport for over 12 years
  • Masks are strongly recommended to be worn inside classrooms and corridors 
  • Eating to be done outside
  • Physical distance as much as possible!
  • Do not share drinks, food or items such as phones and laptops
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues (put tissue in a bin or bag), Wash and sanitize hands.

Caring and Respect while at Waitakere College:

• Please ensure that you always have a face mask with you (unless face mask exempt). We ask this, as certain staff may ask their students to support them, and their wider whānau, by wearing masks in their classes and we would ask that our student body are respectful of this.

Protocols For Students At Cpf OrangeUpdated guide to self-isolation

For more information, go to www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/covid-19-self-isolation-managed-isolation-quarantine#whattodo

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/

For more information on being a Close Contact 

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/contact-tracing-covid-19#factsheets

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/