PBS COVID-19 Information

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Kia Ora PBS Community,

I wish to reassure you that we take the risks of COVID-19 very seriously and have a pandemic plan in place. A copy of this plan can be found on this webpage. 

As adults we must remain mindful that children take their cue from the way that we act in situations like this, and therefore I ask all parents, staff and adults in our school community to do their best to keep calm and act with common sense.

The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education are doing a magnificent job of keeping schools informed via regular emails and bulletins. The Medical Officer of Health would be in contact with us as soon as a case is notified (in any NZ school). In the meantime, our school pandemic plan has been activated, enabling us to help minimise the risks to our students and staff.

Take heart in the fact that our School Community is a great TEAM; together using common sense and the information provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, we will stay well, stay calm and navigate these unknown waters.

Take care, be kind and stay safe.
Jess Ward


Health and wellbeing

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, call the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453

For any other health concerns, call the general Healthline number on 0800 611 116.

All calls to Healthline are free and someone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1737, need to talk?
For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PBS Documents

PBS Pandemic Plan (pdf download)

PBS Pandemic Executive Summary 2020 (pdf download)

PBS Health and Safety (pdf download)

PBS Infectious Diseases (pdf download)