After about 50 days of being in some kind of lockdown, things suddenly are becoming a lot more normal. You can go to the mall, to the movies, go outside and play sports, see friends and family and best of all go back to school (yay!).
Whilst some of you might be itching to get back and the rest of you might have loved staying home, all students will certainly have a new appreciation for school.
There are 800,000 school students in New Zealand who can now return to school. The only exception is if students are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms, those who are isolating, or are waiting for the results of a COVID test.
For the rest of you, here is what returning to school will look like:
● The classroom will pretty much return to normal but each school will have different rules
● You will be able to use the playground and play sports at school.
● School transport services will also return but there may be some limits to how many of you will be able to board each bus. This means that if your parents can take you to school, then they should.
● You will be able to use the drinking fountain but it’s best to bring your own drink bottle to prevent the spread of germs.
But even though things are going back to normal, we still need to play it safe and be sensible.
Keep your hygiene levels up, wash, wash, wash your hands! It is more important than ever to make sure you are washing your hands regularly and well as you return to school.
If you are feeling sick, stay home. This is very important no matter how much you have missed your friends, you do not want to get them sick too.
How do you feel about going back to school? Will you be attending? Comment below!