Auckland school switches back

to online learning

Covid-19 modellers have warned the country could be seeing the start of a second wave of Omicron, due to the more transmissible BA.5 variant.

Carmel College principal Chris Allen told First Up dealing with staff and student illness had been more difficult in recent weeks than during the first two years of the pandemic.

"We've got to the stage now in the last few days, we've needed relievers for the relievers. People are just dropping like flies and we can't sustain this level of providing care in the school. We've decided that it's time to actually do it online."

She was hopeful the time away from campus would act as a circuit breaker.

Link to recorded interview and article: Auckland school switches back to online learning | RNZ News


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