Alert Level One at Wellington College

October 29, 2020

Wellington College continues to be safe to attend, including for any staff and students who are considered vulnerable to COVID-19. We have good cleaning routines in place, people who are sick are staying at home and we continue to encourage good hygiene practices.

We are supporting contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances.

Inter-school and community sport, cultural events, performances and parent meetings can now commence and we look forward to welcoming all of our school community on site for these activities.

 The key points at Alert Level 1 are:

  • Be familiar with the key public health measures - Golden Rules - for everyone in New Zealand to follow.
  • Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
  • There are no specific public health requirements.
  • There are no restrictions on personal movement so all students and staff continue to be safe to go to school, and all students must attend school.
  • While we are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register, we will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.


Students that are involved in events outside the classroom (eg EOTC overnight trips, tournaments, camps, regattas) that are overnight or longer need to adhere to strict COVID-19 Alert Level guidelines.  If they become sick any time prior to (including the day of) leaving for the event, they need to inform the school and teacher in charge.  If they become unwell during the event, they need to inform the school, and staff/parent present and follow the guidelines for that alert level.

If the Alert Level is higher than 2, then it is likely that the event is cancelled.  If the Alert Level is 2 or lower, then depending on the size and discretion of the school as to whether it will go ahead.  Always check with the school if you are uncertain of an event going ahead.