In line with Ministry of Health advice, any member of our school community who returns to New Zealand from overseas after 11.59pm on Sunday 15 March, or has been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, is required to self-isolate, stay away from the Wellington East Girls’ College campus for 14 days, and register using Healthline's dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453. There is a list of Pacific countries which are excluded from this restriction here.

One action we can all take is to be vigilant about our own health and the health of each other. We are encouraging staff to stay away from school if they are showing signs of illness such as coughs and colds. We ask that you please do the same with students. Colds and flus are common in schools and by staying away, seeking medical attention and practicing good hygiene, we can all keep any spread of illness to a minimum.