17/08/2021

Kia ora koutou Birdwood whanau

The Government has just announced that New Zealand will as from 11.59 tonight move into Level 4 lockdown. This unfortunately is something we have all been through before. With a community case confirmed today, possibly the Delta Variant, the Government announced that the whole of New Zealand  will move into Alert Level 4 for 3 days and Auckland and Coromandel to remain in Alert Level 4 for a full 7 days.

This means that schools are closed under Level 4. Please continue to read the updates on our Skool Loop and the website to inform you of when school will re-open. However schools are closed for at least the next 7 days in Auckland.

Due to the swift move into Level 4 we have not been able to organise devices out to our students and whanau as we have done so in the past. We will meet online as a staff tomorrow and discuss ways we can continue to teach your children from a distance. Please see updates on Skool Loop and this website.

For all of our community, we need to keep ourselves, family and whānau safe. It’s important we follow the rules. If you aren’t sure if you have been to a place where someone with COVID has visited – please go to the Ministry of Health website for the ‘Locations of Interest’. Check the date and time of each location listed in the table and if you were there at the same time, go to the right column on the right to see what you need to do.

COVID-19 symptoms can vary a lot with each person, so while we are familiar with the following symptoms:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • fever (at least 38˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell.

Some people may present with less typical symptoms such as only one of the following:

  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • nausea/vomiting
  • confusion/irritability.

If you or your whānau experience any of these symptoms, please contact your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice and get tested if advised to do so.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions.

Ngā mihi

Viv Carr