June 4, 2020
At Alert Level 2, schools are safe environments for children, young people and staff. We will implement similar processes to those which we previously used during Alert level 2. These will enable us to ensure that we know who is at school and who our staff and students have been in close contact with. We will also be taking enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures to keep everyone safe.
Physical distancing is a good precaution to prevent the spread of disease. However, the Government has acknowledged that this can be difficult to maintain in schools. Therefore regular cleaning and good personal hygiene practices are more important than ever. This includes staff and students coughing into their elbows, regular hand-washing with soap, and the regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
It is crucial that all students and staff stay at home if they are sick. We will send anyone home immediately if they have any symptoms.
The detailed information below is designed to help everyone to have a clear understanding of what to expect during Alert Level 2 on the Wellington College campus.
If any member of the Wellington College community has further suggestions about enhancing health and safety at Wellington College during Alert Level 2, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are yet to receive specific information about how Metlink will respond to this return to Alert Level 2. We will update staff, students & parents as soon as information is available.
During Alert Level 2 some additional Health & Safety practices are implemented. These include:
Accurate class are more important than ever under Alert Level 2. Should there be a COVID-19 case in our school community, we would be required to pass this information onto the Ministry of Health for their contact tracing process.
We are aware that there may be a small group of students who may not be able to attend school on some days during Alert Level Two. With this in mind, we will be asking teachers to continue to post notes and other class materials that are being used in class onto their Google Classrooms so that those students who are not at school can still be included in the learning. Please be aware that teachers will be unable to provide the same level of online interaction as they did during the Learning @ Home period (Alert Levels 3 & 4).
Wellington College staff members and students are permitted to facilitate activities on our campus which are solely for Wellington College students. While there is a need to maintain our hygiene and contact tracing procedures, as everyone involved is part of the wider school bubble there is no limit to the number of Wellington College students who can participate in these sessions. If people from outside the student and staff body of Wellington College are involved in these events, the events become 'mass gatherings' and therefore the 100 person limit applies.
We are asking all those involved with extra-curricular activities, who are not Wellington College students or staff, to follow our contact tracing procedures using the QR codes that are posted around the school.