Based on the advice of Public Health officials, the boards and principals of the Havelock North schools have today made the following decisions regarding opening:
Havelock North Primary, Te Mata Primary, Lucknow Primary, Havelock North Intermediate and Hereworth School will remain closed until Monday, August 22. The decision has taken into account that younger students might have more difficulty adhering to hygiene rules than older ones.
Havelock North High School, Woodford and Iona will reopen Thursday, August 18.
The schools are emphasisng that students must be free from symptoms for 48 hours before returning to school, to minimise further risk to students and their families.
The schools have reminded their communities that all drinking water still needs to be boiled and that children will need to take purchased or boiled water to school with them. The water tankers that are at the schools will still be on site, so children can refill their water bottles.
The schools advise that children who show symptoms will be immediately sent home.
Hawke’s Bay Emergency Management have advised that Red Cross volunteers will be at the schools to provide support to ill students as necessary.
5 October 2017
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