Tamariki are less likely to become seriously unwell with COVID-19.

Tamariki are less likely to become seriously unwell with COVID-19. 

However, tamariki are more likely to get sick if they have the following health conditions:

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart problems

  • Asthma and other breathing problems

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer and some blood problems

  • Kidney problems

  • Other health problems which mean they are more likely to get sick. 

Tamariki living in Auckland will need to stay home from kohanga reo and kura from Wednesday 12 August for the next three days. However, if you are an essential worker in Auckland, your tamariki will be able to go to school if you need them to. 

Tamariki living across the rest of Aotearoa can continue to attend kohanga reo and kura. Your kohanga reo or kura will ensure your tamariki are kept safe with increased hand washing practices and maintaining social distancing where possible. 

If your tamariki is unwell, they should stay home from school. 

Free flu vaccinations are available for tamariki under the age of 4 years old who have a history of respiratory illness. 

A flu vaccination wont protect tamariki from COVID-19 but it will help to keep them really well during the winter. 

Contact your GP for more information on how to get a flu vaccination. More information about flu vaccinations is available here

To make sure we share up-to-date advice and information on this website is updated regularly. 

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