Kia ora koutou,
The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community is a top priority.
Today we have been alerted to two students and staff who have tested positive with Covid-19 who were on campus within the last 24 hours. We are in touch directly with students and staff who have been in close contact with these people.
Under current government guidance, these Covid-19 positive students and staff as well as all members of their households must isolate for at least 10 days. I’ve attached a useful diagram to remind us all of the requirements of isolation at this time.
This is a timely reminder to all of us to please keep a watchful eye for any cold or flu symptoms. If you’re feeling at all unwell, please get tested as soon as you can. List of covid symptoms
At this stage, we are able to continue teaching and learning under current precautions – very limited onsite teaching will continue with 1m distancing and mask-wearing, scanning in with the Covid Tracer app, staying home if you’re unwell, getting tested if you’re symptomatic, practicing good hand hygiene, and wearing masks in public or shared spaces.
Online teaching and learning will continue for the majority of students and staff, in particular our online intensives beginning on Monday, 7 March for social work and counselling students.
These are troubling times. And in such times we seek comfort – and, indeed, courage – in the company of one another, in our common faith, and in the promise that we can look toward the light of Christ who sustains us, strengthens us, heals us and restores us.
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Ma te Atua tātou e manaaki,
Dr Andrew Butcher
Te Taiurungi/ Principal of BTI