David Street School

David Street School

Covid Advice from Ministry 09/11/2022

Stay home if sick/get tested

  • A child must stay at home if they appear unwell or if they develop any of these symptoms: new runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, they are off their food and drink or show signs of feeling miserable. 

  • If a child becomes increasingly unwell and/or you are concerned about them, call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116. A child who is refusing to drink anything is likely to be very unwell. 

  • Call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested for COVID-19.   

  • How to get a COVID-19 test – Unite against COVID-19

  • Staff are to observe children on arrival, checking for symptoms. Those presenting as unwell will be asked to go home or arrange for parents or caregivers to come and pick them up. 

  • Principals at state and state-integrated schools have authority to preclude a student from attending if they believe on reasonable grounds, they may have a communicable disease under section 77 of the Education and Training Act 2020. 

  • Communicable diseases: a guide to legal powers - education.govt.nz

  • Schools and kura will support offsite learning for those required to self-isolate or waiting for a test result. 


Government Covid Advice Website - https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public


If you test positive for Covid

You must isolate for 7 days from the day your symptoms started or the day you received a positive test result, whichever comes first. This is called Day 0. If you become seriously unwell, you will receive hospital care if this is in line with your needs and wishes.

Your household contacts do not need to isolate but they should test daily for five days with a rapid antigen test (RAT). Read more about who is a household contact and what they need to do here. If the test positive, then they must isolate for seven days as a case.

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