St Mary's College Pandemic team have put together some information for the school community about our COVID-19 response.   Please click on the buttons below for more information.

Face coverings at Alert Level 1&2

At Alert Level 1 and 2, there is a risk of COVID-19 returning to the community.

Public transport and domestic flights 

You legally must wear a face covering on public transport and domestic flights at Alert Level 1. This includes trains, buses and most ferries.

Drivers and transport operators will not stop people without face coverings from boarding public transport. This is because some people will have legitimate reasons for not wearing a face covering.  

However, where possible, drivers will be encouraging passengers to wear a face covering.

St Mary's College is actively following the information and advice being provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education with regard to the Coronavirus - COVID 19.  In line with the Ministry of Health advice, any member of our school community who has returned from overseas or has been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, is required to self-isolate, stay away from school for 14 days and register using Healthline's dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453.

New Zealand is in Covid-19 alert level 1,  please see  for all relevant information.

Cick here to visit the updated Ministry of Education website

Preventing the risk 

Everybody should follow the following basic principles to reduce the risk of getting an acute respiratory infection or passing it on to others:

  • regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
  • covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
  • staying home if you are sick
  • avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
  •  cleaning surfaces regularly (when the infection is suspected).

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Information about Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for the education sector, and parents, caregivers and whānau of learners.

Please note: our Novel coronavirus pages are under active review and are updated regularly.​​​​​​​