Staying safe at school during Level 2

We’re asking everyone – staff and students – to be responsible for safe hygiene practices at school. We all need to see safety as a package of practices, not just one thing.

The first practice is about safe attendance: only students and staff who are well should be at Hagley. We’ll be monitoring this closely at the beginning of the school day and at the start of classes.

The practices during the school day we’re asking everyone to use are:

  • using hand sanitiser and wipes regularly throughout the school day, particularly when finishing with shared equipment, or when entering or leaving a classroom.
  • following other good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, handwashing for at least 20 seconds and drying)
  • using contactless greetings such as a smile and a wave. We recognise people have not seen each other for a while, but we must observe appropriate distance for everyone’s safety.
  • Mask wearing in schools is strongly recommended. Spare masks will be available, however it is appreciated if staff and students provide their own where possible.

Hagley will be doing a lot as well to support what everyone’s doing individually. Extra cleaning is happening during the school day to clean toilets and other shared spaces, including table surfaces, hand rails and door handles.  Contact tracing will be available via our school attendance system, should the need arise.

Ngā mihi
Mike Fowler
Hagley College